A frikandel is a Dutch snack, a sort of minced-meat hot dog, developed in 1959. It is a long, skinless, dark-coloured sausage that is eaten hot. Unlike other sausages, a frikandel is deep-fried. Sometimes it is served on a bun and is then called a broodje frikandel. Due to the absence of skin, one could argue that it technically isn't a sausage.
In the Netherlands, as well as in Belgium and Curaçao, the frikandel mainly consists of a mixture of pork, beef, chicken, and by some manufacturers, horse meat.
It is usually served with curry ketchup sauce and/or mayonnaise, though some people eat it with tomato ketchup. A frikandel with mayonnaise, curry ketchup sauce and chopped onion comprises a frikandel speciaal. The frikandel speciaal usually has a deep cut in the middle to provide room for the chopped onions and the sauces. For best results, the cut is made before frying the frikandel.
Frikandellen can also be found in party-packs together with other Dutch snacks such askroketten and bitterballen.
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