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French Fries!

By Michelle Vera

Dedication to Melanie, my friends and my family, all who enjoy french fries!

Written by Michelle Vera...... Enjoy!

French Fries

When you hear the word french fries, what do you picture?

A golden yellow rectangle with delicious salt on it? Well, if this is all you pictured, then you are missing out on a lot! There are not just rectangular shaped french fries but, there are even curly french fries, that look like a piece of curly thick hair! Nowadays, people really enjoy sweet potato fries and waffle fries too.  Some restaurants, like Smashburger, season their fries with olive oil and rosemary spices.   Other eateries offer seasoned fries or fries with melted cheese.  Fries are popular all over the world!   Believe it or not, french fries did not originate in America, but came from Belgium.  Some people still think that fries started in  France, but real " fry lovers" know that the Belgiums invented them. If you think these facts are interesting, keep reading to find out a lot more facts about fries that will blow your mind!

Answer: D! Believe it or not, the average American eats 25 pounds of French Fries. Shocking, right?

Answer:  C, Belguim was the first country to introduce the "fry".

2. How many pounds of French fries does an average American eat per year?

A. 25 pounds

B. 40 pounds

C. 50 pounds

D. 30 pounds

 

 3. Which condiments do people put on french fries?

 A. Mustard, syrup, lemon juice

 B. Ketchup, mayonaise, gravy

 C. Ketchup, tarter sauce, soy sauce 

 D. Ketchup, mustard, steak sauce

 

1. Where do French Fries come from?

A. Germany

B. France

C. Belguim

D. Mouth

 

How much do you know about French Fries?

Answer: B, Many people use these condiments to make their fries more tasty.

Throughout hundreds of years, french fries have been introduced to countries all over the world. French fries were first created in Belguim, in 1789. The first restaurant to serve french fries was The Moon Lake Lodge in New York. In Colombia 1537, Jimenez and his Spanish forces found a village where there was nothing left. However, they found the natives potatoes which the Spanish called truffles. Years later, potatoes were brought back to Spain and were then introduced to Italy.  

 

What is the history of french fries?

What makes french fries special? French fries are the kind of food that tastes delicious and give most people instant comfort once consumed. They are warm, salty, and fill people with joy. They are to summer what cookies are to winter. Yummy french fries have salt on them which gives them a delicious flavor. Also, they go great with ketchup.

What is the History Of French Fries?       

French fries were first created in Belguim, 1789. The first restaurant to serve french fries was at the Moon Lake Lodge in New York. In Colombia 1537, Jimenez and his spanish forces found a village where there was nothing left. However, they found the natives potatoes which the spanish called truffles. Years later, potatoes were brought back to Spain and were then introduced to Italy.  

 

Are there more kinds of Fries than just the basic, long, and short fries?

There are 18 types of french fries. However, not all of them are very interesting. Here are the most interesting ones.  Shoestring fries, Curly Fries, and lastly waffle fries. Imagine you are in a restaurant and you order the delicious and famous fries, but when the waiter comes back, all you see is a plate of thick, curly, blonde hair. You ask the waiter what is on your plate and he says that these are just the one and only “CURLY FRENCH FRIES!!” So, curly fries are just thick fries in a curl. They are made by using a fry curler.  Another french fry is the “shoestring fry”. This french fry is a very long fry that literally looks shoelaces, except they are edible. Lastly, there’s waffle fries. These fries look like mini waffles, but they definitely don’t go good with whip cream and syrup.

 

Recipes for making French Fries!

First, you have to take your potatoes and cut them into thin slices. It's up to you if you peel them or not. Then, put them in boiling water and salt. Next, heat up a pan of oil.  Fry both sides of the potato slices until they turn a golden color. Lastly, enjoy!! Another recipe is Seasoned grilled fries, You have to first make regular french fries. Then you should drain the potatoes and dry them. Now, brush both sides with oil. Lastly, add salt, chilli powder, salt and cumin. Grill them on a hot barbecue grill.

 

 

What condiments good with French Fries?

Different people use different condiments on their fries.  Most people like ketchup, but others put mustard or mayonnaise.  To spice them up, people use hot sauce.   Some people even dip their fries in brown gravy.  Fries are good by themselves, but with condiments, they’re even better!!

What are common flavors of fries?

Most fries are eaten plain, but some have flavors. Also, some people like to dip their fries in barbecue sauce. Nowadays, there are seasoned fries and rosemary fries.  Many diners now serve sweet potato fries.  Indeed, there are a variety of fries that people can choose from!

Why are fries such a common side dish?

Fries are such a common side dish because their finger- like shape makes them very easy to eat. They also have enough calories to be fulfilling. They are also common and beloved enough that a restaurant can’t sell only fries, and can only use them as a popular placeholder. Fries are one of the best foods to have a side with. They can fill you up easily.  



What separates fries from potato chips?

Fries are served hot and have a softer texture than chips. Chips, however are more of a snack food, while fries are a side dish to a sandwich. Fries are topped with condiments and chips are just eaten plain. Some fries feel rough, but not as rough as chips. Chips are also different in color.

How was the first french fry created?

Local people loved fried fish, but fish comes from the river and in the winter, the river was frozen. Well instead of fish, people used potatoes. Local people cut the potatoes into thin slices and would then fry them in oil. Then, they would add salt. Lastly, they would enjoy them.

How was the first french fry created?

Local people loved fried fish, but fish comes from the river and in the winter, the river was frozen. Well instead of fish, people used potatoes. Local people cut the potatoes into thin slices and would then fry them in oil. Then, they would add salt. Lastly, they would enjoy them.

Where Can you buy delicious fries from?
You can buy fries at basically any fast food place. For example, you can buy fries from ‘Wendy’s. Wendy’s sell french fries with sea salt on them! Remember curly fries, well if you are wondering where to get these fries from, just go to Hardee’s and Carl’s Junior! If you are looking for waffle fries, go to Chick-Fil-A!

 

 

Are french fries vegetables?

Technically, they are. As I mentioned earlier, fries come from potatoes, which are grown on a farm. The only food types that are grown are either fruits and vegetables. Since potatoes don’t have seeds, they are vegetables. By extension, fries are vegetables.

 

How did french fries become a staple of American society?

French fries became of such an essential part of American culture in the 50s when it became easier to mass produce goods. Assembly belt style production made fast food businesses like McDonalds and Nathens create a ton of goods very quickly. Also, many other restaurants did this process. For example, Wendy’s has also made their place easier to produce goods.

Are french fries good for you?

Not at all. While delicious, they are made with fats and oils that can create heart problem and high cholesterol. It can clog your arteries, and give you a heart attack. Fries are fried in oil, which is full of the dreaded trans fat. Fries also have tons of salt on them, which is not good for your heart.

 

That sounds awful! Should I never eat fries?

The starch itself isn’t unhealthy and actually has some vitamins such as vitamin C. Fries are okay, even good for you, in small controlled doses. Just don’t overdo it and you’ll be fine. Besides, the rewards reaped outweigh the risk. Also, they have a great taste, and i’m pretty sure you would not want to miss out on that.

 

Can you get all of the positive benefits of fries without all of the unpleasantries?

Yes. You can oven bake them or use low calorie oil. When cooking school lunches, the chef's usually do this. They are often just as delicious as their artery clogging counterpart. Chefs at schools usually don’t add that much salt to their fries, so they become healthier.

 

How much do french fries cost to produce?

French fries are economical to make since potatoes are grown locally in the United States. Factories mass produce french fries and distribute them all over the United States.

How many french fries are sold a year in the US.

Well, the average American eats 30 pounds of french fries per year. That means that millions of bags of frozen fries are sold each year.  



Why are fries traditionally sold with burgers and hot dogs, not steak or shrimp.

Fries are mass produced and easy to produce, making them a cheap side dish. They are cheap and everywhere, often sold on the street along with standard stadium food. If served in a fancy restaurant, it would ruin the aesthetic of being exclusive and high class, above the typical american dish.

How many french fries are sold a year in the US.

Well, the average American eats 30 pounds of french fries per year. That means that millions of bags of frozen fries are sold each year!

 


 As you can hopefully tell, french fries are a great food and they have a very interesting history.  Also, french fries have many different shapes and sizes. French fries are one of the most unique foods ever. They have really cool shapes, they are not that bad for you, and most importantly, they taste amazing.

Canada sells delicious fries at sports game. They serve fries with  cheese curds and gravy 

 

Belgium has many stands where they sell fries. These fries are thick but soft on the inside

German fries look nothing like the fries you buy at Mc.Donalds. These fries are called "Bratkartoffeln" and they look like potato. 

How do different Countries serve french fries?

Jamaica's fries are called plantains. This is a banana that is fried and it's sliced than less than half an inch. 

The U.k calls fries "crisps" and these are served with battered fish. Also, they eat fries with vinegar. 

France serves fries with steak and fries are thin and crispy.

Curlies French Fries

Smiley Face Fries

Crinkle Cut Fries

What are the different kinds of french fries?

Shoestring French Fries

Tater Tots