The North is all about potatoes, but above all it’s about chips. Chips and its iconic ‘baraques à frites’ (small caravans fitted out to cook and sell chips). You can find all the specialities to take away or to est on the spot: fricadelle (whose recipe is a secret), American sandwiches, burgers, simple sausages or merguez… All accompanied by a variety of sauces. Do you dare to choose the Ch’ti sauce?
Warm food to warm you up
Other dishes are there to warm you up and awaken your taste buds:
Let’s start with the welsh: toasted bread covered with ham, with a sauce that is half cheddar, half beer, all topped with a fried egg. A dish that keeps you going!
Try the Potjevleesch (Dutch for ‘meat pot’), a recipe from our Belgian friends and neighbours. It is a mixture of three cold white meats, preserved in vinegar jelly. Chips go wonderfully well with this dish!
We love sweet and sour, and you ?
Do you like sweet and sour? Then try the carbonnade flamande: beef simmered in a sauce of beer, brown sugar and gingerbread. A dish that will delight young and old alike.
We’ll save our favourite recipe for last, THE typical northern dish! Flamiche with maroilles! A quiche that contains… only Maroilles, the cheese of the region! I promise, it doesn’t taste so strong once it’s cooked.