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The Unexpected Sauce That'll Breathe New Life Into Boring Old French Fries
By David Tran
Pairing your french fries with peanut butter may sound repulsive, but when you hear about the delicious Netherlands sauce this is based on, you might change your tune.
Known as pindekass or pindasaus, this gooey and savory Indonesian peanut sauce contains peanut butter, sambal (an Indonesian chili paste), coconut milk, and lemongrass.
Dutch’s former colonial rule over Indonesia sparked a fusion of Indonesian and Dutch cuisines, including satay, grilled chicken or pork that’s paired with a peanut satay sauce.
This Indonesian peanut sauce is made from ground peanuts or peanut butter alongside coconut milk, tamarind, and various spices. Today, it’s used both for fries and barbecue.
Apart from fries, you can pour this peanut sauce over some grilled chicken, or try satékroket, a deep-fried roll made with meat and peanut sauce that’s popular in the Netherlands.
If normal french fries sound too boring, try war fries, known as patat oorlog. It’s a popular street food with heaping amounts of french fries, peanut sauce, mayo, and onions.