I’m pretty embarrassed about my grammar in yesterday’s post. I meandered in and out of present and past tense without even pausing to think about it. Maybe I was subconsciously trying to make the swan scene seem as if it were happening vividly in the present, to communicate the excitement.
On the menu for dinner last night?Frites.
(Definitely visit the link to learn all about how they’re double-fried and served throughout Belgium at friteries.)
Not exactly a cholesterol- or calorie-friendly meal. But very Belgian. Here is a packet of frites striking an inviting pose next to a typical Belgian beer with cherry flavoring.
Do they look good in the picture? Because in real life, they’re so tasty straight out of the cone, hot and crispy. When they get cold, however, I’ll admit that they’re rather unappealing.
Frites are served with a variety of dipping sauces. Look at this selection:
After indulging in way too many frites, I asked if anyone wanted to go jogging in the morning.
They all laughed at me and said not to worry about it. They advised me to eat freely and deal with the caloric aftermath when I get back home in the States.
So instead of planning a jogging route around Charleroi, we sat around the table catching up on family news until late in the evening.
I think jogging and vacation should never go hand in hand… Good choice!
Your Belgian posts are tres amusants! Bonne journee et je t’aime, mon amie! 🙂
I am interested in the dipping sauces…what are they? The one label that I can see looks like Onion of some sort…I’d like to hear more about them…do they have Catsup?
I swear I can taste those delicious frites as I look at the photo. I enjoyed frites several times and now I like mayonaisse with my fries!
Wonder if you can get recipes for some of those sauces. Not that I need any help eating fried foods.
A quick note on sauces:
Next time I’m served frites with sauces, I’ll try to photograph the ingredients on the side of the bottles.
Cocktail Sauce (Belgian dipping sauce) is basically mayo with american ketchup with–brace yourself–a splash of whisky. Just the mayo and ketchup tastes pretty close.
At home, many Belgians just pull out the mayo for their frites.
Andalouse Sauce is a favorite of mine, but I don’t know the ingredients. And there’s an American sauce, but it’s not ketchup!
I’ll report back later.
LOL–My husband looked over my shoulder as Iread this and started drooling; he used to live in Lommel, Belgium and his favorite snack of all time were the frites, only he liked them with curry ketchup . . . have you tried it??