Bitterballen! I came across these meatballs in my research for a trip to Amsterdam, and I knew I had to try them. Now these are not traditional meatballs that we're familiar with in the States; these are balls of beef roux that have been breaded and fried. SIGN ME UP.
I found a perfect little snack shop, Aldisco, "7 dagen per week geopend".
Aha! Bitterballen, 6 stuks. They also have various frites and sandwiches that I didn't have a chance to try.
Apparently "Cool American" is a flavor.
Time for business.
THE BALLEN! They are golden glorious.
Yep, nice and fried.
Yes, these are delicious. They are crispy crunchy and gooey creamy at the same time. I dig this combination of textures, and the fatty, rich flavors are tremendous. It's even better with the bite of some mustard!
Wash it down with some sickeningly sweet chocolate milk? Don't mind if I do!