When watching the Dutch win a game in the Netherlands, you go with the flow when they score the goal that gets them into the Round of 16. Ie you throw your (still half full) cup of beer cup into the air so that it rains down on the crowd below and you eat lots of Dutch fast food. What is Dutch fast food you ask? Deep Fried Everything. Seriously. Everything.
Visiting friends in Eindhoven (a university and Philips town 2 hours outside Amsterdam), my search for traditional Dutch food turned up a disappointing Doner Kebab and some Wok Take-away. Yes, I kid you not. “It’s quintessentially Dutch food” they said, and maybe so in the context of today’s society, but I was still kind of disappointed. Not disappointed enough to try the raw herring with pickles and onions at the market – which I can assure you – IS quinessentially, traditional Dutch. But whatever… once I discovered Dutch fast food I was happy just eating that.
This post is dedicated to all lovers of fried food.