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  • 15.06.2020
  • Edwin van Praet, Total Design, Amsterdam
  • Scrambled Media, Amsterdam
  • Joh. Enschedé Security Print, Haarlem
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  • 4 Colours
  • 40 x 30mm
  • Nederland 1
About Typically Dutch - Bitterballen

This year, the Typically Dutch series focuses on foods and dishes that are typical for the Netherlands. This fifth issue focuses on the bitterbal, a staple served with other deep-fried snacks at receptions and in cafés. Bitterballen are deep-fried balls with a diameter of approx. 4 cm that are filled with a thick white sauce that usually contains meat. This round version of the croquette used to be eaten to accompany a “bittertje”, a strong alcoholic herbal drink such as gin, hence the name bitterbal. This snack, usually eaten with mustard, is very popular in both the Netherlands and Belgium. The bitterbal is also known in Surinam and Indonesia, but nowhere else.

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