Celebrated annually on July 13th, National French Fry Day is an unofficial holiday in which people celebrate the tasty, deep fried potato treat that can be eaten alone, paired with cheeseburgers or covered in chili and cheese and eaten with a fork.
Whether you call them ‘French Fries’, ‘Chips’, Finger Chips, or French-Fried Potatoes, this delicious treat is loved around the world, and French Fries day celebrates them.Not to be confused with the American ‘Chips’, which are thinly sliced pieces of potato fried until crisp, French Fries are the delicious result of ‘batons’ of potato cut to various thicknesses and then fried in oil.
Today is National French Fries Day! French fries are a classic fast food treat and the perfect hamburger pairing. There are dozens of different ways to enjoy french fries. Whether you prefer your fries Cajun-style, sweet potato, crinkle-cut, curly, waffle, or covered in chili and cheese, today is the day to celebrate this American favorite.
When it comes to the tastiest French fries on the planet, everyone seems to have an opinion. It’s a time consuming decision to find your favorite, because no two restaurants seem to have the same recipe. So National French Fry Day on July 13 is a great opportunity to take the time to sample some golden-brown potato slices. Estimates say Americans eat around 20 to 30 pounds per person per year. That seems like a lot, but when you think about all the ways you can eat fries, it adds up quickly.
All of you have to do celebrate National French Fry Day is to pick your favorite type of a French fries and enjoy them. Some of the types of fries you have to choose from include waffle cut, Belgium fries, fry wedges and many other ones. So if you’re a big fan of French fried potatoes, then celebrate this day with friends and family.
French fries are a truly irresistible food-best eaten when they’re piping hot, golden, crispy, and have just the slightest amount of oil lingering on the outside. (If you’ve ever gotten them in a drive-thru, you’re probably all too familiar with the small grease stains that linger on the to-go bag.) Over the years, people have taken to covering them with chili cheese sauce and piling on cheese curds and gravy à la poutine, dunking them in various aiolis, like this smoky homemade version from Michael Paley, or pairing them with Champagne.
The exact origin of French fries is unknown, however, one theory suggests that they date back to 17th century Belgium. The inhabitants of this a region of often cooked small fried fish to a accompany their meals. When an a weather conditions made it too dangerous to go a fishing, they cut up potatoes in long and thin strips (to resemble the fish) and fried them.
The French fries do have a nutritional stigma attached to them a due to high caloric or fat content. But it’s tough to say no to a hot batch even the ones that are at the bottom of the bag.
The French fries, also known as chips, fries, finger chips or French-fried potatoes, are batons of deep-fried potatoes. No matter what we call them, they’re common fixtures at fast-food restaurants and are loved by adults and kids alike.
It is a believed by an a some that the term “French” was on introduced to the potatoes when the American soldiers arrived in Belgium during World War I and consequently tasted Belgian fries. Since French was the official language of the Belgian Army at that time, it is possible the American soldiers began calling the fried potatoes “French” fries.