technical name for the tosser thing used in pomme frites
I'm American and was a chef in Amsterdam for 4 years in total (during 1990-2001) and ran a busy pub/cafe called Mr. Cocos which had all you could eat "BBQ" ribs and chicken which came with fries and 3 sauces. In Holland they are naturally on the Flemish side of the 'Great Fry Debate' that the Flemish NOT the French invented the fry. Who is right, that I am not sure but Vlaamse Patat or Flemish Fries are sold everywhere and when done right and served with the array of sauces (like sate and curry) are awesome! So to answer your question, in the Flemish/Dutch speaking part of Europe, this aluminum funnel shaped utensil is called a Frit Bakje (bok-ya).