All About French Fries

All About French Fries


French Fries are known all around the world by many names. Regardless of their name or where they are from they are delicious. Many countries claim they were the first to invent French Fries. Fries can be made with a variety of foods and they can be served with many different sauces and dishes.


French Fries are made by slicing potatoes into small rectangles. Then put the potato slices into a bath of cool water to take out as much starch from the potatoes as possible. You do this to try get the fries more crispy, as starch makes them soggy. After the cold bath, dry the potato slices with a paper towel, and then throw then into a fryer for a couple of minutes. Finally, enjoy your fries.

The two main countries that claim to have invented French Fries are France and Belgium. Historians have traced the origins of French Fries to Belgium in the 1600s. Poor villagers living in Meuse Valley often ate small fried fish they caught in the river. During the winter months the river would freeze over, making fishing impossible and forcing the villagers to find other sources of food. The villagers turned to the potato, a root plant, slicing and frying it much in the same way they prepared the fish. And just like that, the earliest French Fries were born.


In World War Two, American soldiers stationed in Belgium were introduced to these fried potatoes. They named them French Fries because the language in Belgium was French. These soldiers introduced the fries to America and they became a favorite.


French Fries are a favorite side dish around the world. In Belgium, people prefer to eat French fries with cooked mussels or with a fried egg on top. The United Kingdom is famous for its “fish and chips.” In the Middle East, fries are wrapped in pita bread with chicken, and in France they are served with grilled steak. Canadians serve up poutine, a dish consisting of french fries and cheese curds, topped with brown gravy. In the United States most people like to eat fries with a variety of dipping sauces such as ketchup or mayonnaise. Some people even like to cover their fries with chili!

French Fries are loved all around the world. Many people love them with lots of dishes. French Fries one of my favorite foods and I recommend you try them.