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Vending Machine Cooks, Then Serves Fresh French Fries in 90 Seconds

(Photo: Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP)

Belgians claim to have invented and perfected what we Americans call French fries. Belgians, though, call them frites and cook them in beef fat. They're also now available on demand in Belgium, thanks to a newly-invented vending machine:

Customers pay €2.50 (£2.13) for a 90-second fry-up of a 135g portion of chips accompanied by fork, salt and ketchup or mayonnaise, with or without harissa, but definitely without the customary moules. Three filters are meant to cut out the smell of the frying.

With a few modifications, perhaps we could have a poutine vending machine.

Link -via Foodbeast


I saw a 'fresh' fries vending machine at a gas station in the Netherlands (we're right above Belgium, so I think the machine might've been Belgian too) at least 10 years ago already.
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Some friends travel to Belgium frequently for meetings, and they described the french fries there as the best they had. The Belgians took the fries seriously, with a lot of sauce options and plenty of places on the street to purchase them. Although they were told the secret to really good fries is to use horse fat instead of beef fat.
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ooh, when does the countertop version come out?
nothing like waking up to the smell of fries in the morning. Besides, I need something to counteract my big mug of coffee, bring me down a little O_o
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