I think Americans probably have the highest fries consumption rate from all the movies, documentary about their obesity problems but there were a few moments when I have second thought about if this is true.
Moment 1 – At Witloof, they serve such big portion of fries that we hardly get to half of what they gave us. The waitress assumed us that the portion is not too much, most of the time people wish they had more.
Moment 2 – I was told that Belgians make the best fries by frying them in animal fat. Everybody in Belgium and Netherlands loves fries made in animal fat (!).
Moment 3 – I was at the Friterie at Wyck, waiting in the queue for 10-15 minutes, behind 3 customers. All they ordered was fries, fries, and more fries! Seriously, a lot of fries, for the 2 skinny ladies, the mother with 2 children, 2 elderly looking women and many more after us in the queue.
So, this Friterie place is not just any Friterie in Maastricht, but THE one to go to. The Friterie is located along Wycker Brugstraat, diagonally opposite Cafe Zondag. I quite like Wyck, they have many specialty shops and apparently most of them come with good quality goods and services. If we were not living in the Jekker Quartier, I think Wyck is the place I want to live in.
Outside this Friterie, they have a screen with their menu. They even have fancy sweetbread croquette and foie gras croquette. We ordered the sweetbread croquette and shrimps croquette for euro2.50 each. Coming from Asia, it’s not cheap for that little piece of fried food. But I also know that in restaurants, they charge up to Euro6 per piece of croquette. My favourite croquette comes from Witloof, not cheap but I love them!
The croquette from this Friterie are quite nice, the filling taste very much as their names but I find the battered could be more like those from Witloof, rougher with more crunch. However, I think the croquettes were good enough for my to go back again and maybe try the fries where everybody was queuing for. Where did you have your best fries? I had mine at McD. 😦