The French Fry Page
The history of the French fry is a long and disputed tale. Belgians claim they were the first to dip a potato slice into a vat of oil while the French dispute that fact claiming it was one of their own, which is why it is named the French fry. Who ever was the first to fry potato slices started the craze all over France and Belgium by 1830. One hundred years later the craze was moved into the US by American soldiers who longed for the taste they acquired while stationed overseas.
French Fries have been cut and prepared in any shape,size, and seasoning you can think of. There are waffle fries, , shoestring fries (think Mc Donalds) curly fries, thick cut 'steak-fries', spicy, tangy, sweet or salty seasoned fries..the list goes on and on and they are all delicious. Fries can also be cooked in many different ways some more of a healthy choice then others.
You may think of fries being a side staple to many a hamburger or sandwich. And they do compliment them very nicely-how boring would a fish and chips be with out the chips? But what is truly spectacular is the sides that go with the fries. I'm talking condiments people...and if you think ketchup is the only thing to dip your fries in you are dead wrong. Take a look at this short list collected from many fry enthusiasts around the web:
Sweet and Sour
Chocolate sauce (aka heart attack city)
Frosty (from Wendy's)
Chocolate Shakes (same theme)
Mayonnaise (why not?)
French Fries are now enjoyed all over the world in many different ways. Although it is wise to eat them in moderation there are many ways to cook a healthier fry. Check out these fun and wacky sites dedicated to the delicious and delectable creation known simply as the French Fry.