Oh, the amazing potato in its most glorious form: the French Fry.
But did you know that there are records of fries as early as the late 17th century? In a region in Belgium called Meuse Valley, it was very common for the people to fry up small fish as a staple. But in the winter, the river froze up and they couldn’t get any fish, so they decided to fry up the next best thing: potatoes! The rest is history.
Since then fries have gone everywhere in the world; most country has their own regional version of it. Here’s some that you might want to try in celebration of National Fries Day!
- Spanish Patatas Bravas with smoked paprika sauce.
- Belgian Frites with mayonnaise and curry ketchup.
- In the Phillipines, french fries are served with banana ketchup!
- Sweet Potato Fries in the US goes as far back as 19th century.
- Canada has poutine: fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds.
- In Britain, fries are cut thicker and are called chips.
Make sure to check out our condiment recipes too:
- Spiced Ketchup
- Basic Mustard
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