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Composition and manufacture of patties

Updated article : 07/11/2017

The fricadelle (or fricandelle) is a sausage known to all in the North of the France, the Belgium and the Netherlands. Cuite traditionnellement dans de l’huile cette saucisse de 18 cm se retrouve dans toutes les friteries ou baraques à frites.

The question of what is made a common response fricadelle is “everyone knows what there is inside but no one says”. Sellers often refuse to reveal the composition, which is “top secret”.

We therefore conducted a small survey to find out how are made and what are composed the famous burgers.

The manufacturing process

Mark Becker is part of leaders in manufacture of cakes to the Netherlands and boasts of being the origin of his invention there is almost 60 years now. Bernard Goethals, Director of the Group, says that “When it's going poorly economically, It will good for the fricandelle”.

Most of the cakes were once made by the butchers, now everything is industrialized.

With the opening of the doors of the factory we have our first response elements :

This is the raw…

The meat is kneaded…

Mix with spices…

The material is ready…

The cakes are cooled…

…and then frozen…

…and finally conditioned

The composition

As for any sausage or ground beef we well doubt that it is not the most beautiful pieces of meat that are used. Are used, without surprise, the remains and the carcasses of animals at the slaughterhouse waste. It is mainly the remains of meat and chicken skin but also pork and sometimes horse (2-5% about). The proportion is two-thirds of chicken for one third of pork to which are added bread crumbs, dehydrated onions and a mixture of spices (among others : nutmeg, pepper and chilli) to give this unique to the fricadelle taste.

Ingredients :

Chicken waste (40%), waste of pork (25%), breadcrumbs (wheat flour, water, yeast, Salt), pork fat, onions, waste of horse (2%), Salt, spices, dextrose, aroma (may contain mustard), flavour enhancer (E621), emulsifier (E450, E452), maltodextrin, antioxidant (E300, E330), vegetable oil and fat, Egg, milk derivatives, corn starch.

En nous référant à notre article sur les food additives, certains additifs présents dans les fricadelles ne sont pas recommandés pour la santé :

Additifs alimentaires dans les fricadelles

You should know that there is also no pork patties.

Here are two small patties in Belgium plants reporting

You know now what is made your fricadelle and how it is prepared !

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Just a Belgian
Just a Belgian
7 years earlier

I found some very excessive reactions concerning what is seen, This is demonstrated once bad to see that thing they can't say is how to season meat that differentiates them from the other manufacturer. Since everything small I eat this kind of thing and 26 years after I am still alive and no health problems! It's just like the rest of the food, abuse is not good for your health. Personally, I prefer still see this meat (Edible remind the) processed as Pier, trop de gens ne mangent pas à… Read more "

deschamps
deschamps
3 years earlier

bonsoir mon brave,
tu as tout a fait raison, je ne jette rien, de chez rien, tant que les aliments sont toujours comestibles, bien-sur, concernant les fricadelles, des fois, and ,comme demain, for example, au barbecue, moutarde comprise, s’accompagne avec n’importe quels légumes, super bon, mais pas tous les jours
bravo de ton appréciation !!!!!!!!!
patrick, 60years

Leclercq
Leclercq
7 years earlier

I love cakes !!
🙂

Minouche
Minouche
6 years earlier

About 12 H between preparation and cooking with fresh products and your choice; Thus, not unhealthy comments regarding the industrial production which we consume almost daily products in addition to the cakes. Come on, happy new year to all

Czermak
Czermak
6 years earlier

Sorry to say its but not the true composition of the fricadelle its it is industrial but the real and I say because it is super good I love his and I eat all my life I was born in the North I am northerner and the fricadelle and a pleasure for me

TCHODO
TCHODO
5 years earlier

IT SAID THAT SOCISSE SE FACTORY A BASE THE PIG MEAT IS THIS TRUE?

jacki
jacki
2 years earlier
Reply to TCHODO

c est quoi la socisse……

seraphin02
seraphin02
5 years earlier

When see how is making what you eat there it degueux, This is valid for the fricadelle but also for all the rest
you like cakes? the nuggets? the ice? BA go and see how they are making….you would never eat

Sacleux
Sacleux
4 years earlier

La ministre de la santé devrait visiter ces usines et les fermer
the health of those who eat it depends on it

vm
vm
2 years earlier

the health disaster (prosit) Laughing out loud….. deblok.. too much “thick” can not get there…..

Philippe C
Philippe C
4 months earlier

It's not the fricadelles that should be banished… It’s industrial food… I make my own fricadelles. There is no chicken or pork waste, neither pork fat, no horse waste, ni dextrose, no flavor enhancer, no emulsifier, maltodextrin, antioxidant, derived from milk or corn starch. There is chicken, pork or beef, good chopped pieces at home (Au moins, I know what's inside). Dry bread (maison) rehydrated with milk, 1 Egg, 1 oignon, of flour, fresh chopped parsley, nutmeg, the… Read more "

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