Fries in a Cone

They sure aren’t stingy with the mayo.

What can you buy on the street that comes in a cone, is filled with fat, and is a guilty treat? No, it’s not ice cream… it’s fries!

The Dutch (and the Belgians) have come up with an ingenious way of serving chips (a.k.a. French fries) – they are wrapped up in a disposable paper cone, and sometimes accompanied with a miniature two- or three-pronged plastic or wooden fork for spearing those greasy goodies.

It’s so convenient – you can just walk around town with your chip-cone in your hand, munching as you go. Well-known chip shops like Mannekin Pis also offer a variety of sauces which can be slathered on top – mayonnaise, ketchup, chili sauce, garlic sauce, curry sauce, and a host of others. Of course, the sauce does tend to be unevenly distributed among the fries due to the conical receptacle… the Dutch will have to work on a solution for this.

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About Home Strange Home

I first left the US in 1999, when I was 18 years old. Since then, I’ve spent 13 years living abroad - 3 in Canada, 7 in Europe, and 3 in Africa. Now I've finally returned to the US on a one-way plane ticket. I arrived home in late January 2014 and set foot in the US for the first time in nearly 2.5 years. In Home Strange Home, I blog about the ups and downs of my re-acculturation experience.
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