FoodBringing the Dutch favorite home. How to prepare Kapsalon, the healthier fast food

Bringing the Dutch favorite home. How to prepare Kapsalon, the healthier fast food

Recipe for kapsalon
Recipe for kapsalon
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3:21 PM EST, January 11, 2024

If you're a fan of fast food, you'll love Kapsalon, and fortunately, it's significantly healthier, especially when homemade.

It's a unique variant of the popular kebab, comprised of gyros-style meat, fries, and fresh vegetables, all baked under a layer of cheese.

Ingredients needed for Kapsalon - Dutch kebab recipe

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2-3 large potatoes or pre-packaged frozen fries
  • Half a Napa cabbage or iceberg lettuce
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 2 pickled cucumbers - optional
  • 1 large tomato or a few cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • About 4 ounces of grated yellow cheese
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 flat tablespoon of kebab/shoarma spice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 2 tablespoons of natural yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Chopped parsley or dill
  • A pinch of salt and sugar

How to prepare Kapsalon - Dutch kebab

  • Peel and wash the potatoes, cut into fries, coat with oil, and bake in a preheated oven at 392°F for about 30 minutes until golden (follow packaging instructions for frozen fries)
  • Cut chicken breast into cubes, mix with kebab spice and little oil then fry on a heated pan until the meat turns gold
  • Thinly slice the onion, chop cucumbers and tomatoes, and shred the cabbage
  • Combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl
  • In aluminum, metal, or glass molds, layer the fries, chicken, and cheese, and bake for a few minutes until the cheese melts
  • Top it off with the vegetables and drizzle the homemade sauce over everything. Enjoy your meal!
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