Place Jourdan
Brussels, Belgium

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Frites are french fries and friteries are the places that fry them. Frites are a national specialty, friteries, at least in Brussels are an endangered species. Real estate is too valuable and to scarce to support a simple friterie. Fortunately Brussel's best friterie has survived - Maison Antoine.

Frites are twice fried - first blanched at a low temperature and then, when ordered, finish fried to a crisp golden brown, one order at a time. Traditionally they topped with a glob of mayonaise, which works fine, but other sauces are usually available.