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nissenpa Oct 26, 2006 01:27 PM

Looking for a recipe for Peanut Sauce for FF. Friends of ours rave about this when they return from trips to Amsterdam. Anyone know what I'm talking about??

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    fauchon Oct 26, 2006 01:28 PM

    As if FF aren't fattening enough by themselves???? Oy....

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      Ida Red Oct 26, 2006 01:34 PM

      Never heard of such a thing and it sounds unappealing to me... too much of that stick-to-your-toungue texture going on, if you mean the basic peanut sauce for buckwheat noodles.
      But maybe it wouldn't be so bad if you thinned that peanut sauce with a lot of soy sauce...?

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      1. re: Ida Red
        Candy Oct 27, 2006 03:00 PM

        Check out the saauce recipe here http://www.globalgourmet.com/destinat...

        It is wonderful and there is not any stick-to-your-tongue going on at all. It is complex and spicy and delicious. Great stuff.

      2. kare_raisu Oct 26, 2006 02:17 PM

        It could be an influence from the east indies cuisine present

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          ghbrooklyn Oct 26, 2006 02:24 PM

          it is an indonesian influence. A Dutch friend who spent half his life in Amsterdam and half in Indonesia always raved about this combination. As far as I know it is the traditional indonesian spicy peanut sauce, which is thinner than a lot of other kinds. This recipe is very close to my friend's: http://www.melroseflowers.com/mkic/in... . Fries are also served with peanut sauce and mayonnaise, which is called, without any political-correctness, "French Fry War." But politically correct or not, it is pretty delicious.

          1. Candy Oct 26, 2006 03:49 PM

            Google up a recipe for Gado Gado and you will get your peanut sauce. It is great with the traditional steamed vegetables it is served with too.

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            1. re: Candy
              Robert Lauriston Oct 27, 2006 03:44 PM

              Better, sometimes. I had a gado gado a couple of weeks ago that was disappointing because it was mostly fried potatoes and not enough crunchy vegetables. Though if the fries had been hot and crispy I might have been happier.

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              piccola Oct 27, 2006 01:05 AM

              You know, I think peanut sauce would be even better with sweet potato fries...

              1. bitsubeats Oct 27, 2006 01:08 AM

                this sounds like the "war sauce" served at the belgian frites place in nyc.

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                  kare_raisu Oct 27, 2006 01:46 AM

                  any idea of the origin of 'war?'

                2. bitsubeats Oct 27, 2006 03:01 PM

                  probably because it wreaks havoc on your bowels

                  1. bolletje Oct 27, 2006 08:52 PM

                    I always thought it was called french fry war (patatje oorlog) because it makes such a huge mess, and I just looked it up on the Dutch wikipedia (which incidentally has a HUGE section on frites, lol) and apparently I was right!

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                      ghbrooklyn Oct 28, 2006 04:37 PM

                      I have heard from my Dutch/Indonesian friend that it is called "war" because the mayo represents the white dutch and the peanut sauce represents the brown indonesians. It is very politically incorrect, but this is what I have heard.

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