French fries are one of those foods that almost everyone finds delicious. It doesn’t matter if you call them chips, fries, or frites, have them with steaks, burgers or other fast food, French fries are one of the most popular side dishes in the world. Here are some things that even the biggest fry fanatic would be surprised to know.
Are French fries really French? Despite the name, there have been conflicting origin stories for the dish. The French obviously has a stake in creating the dish, while the Belgians claim a lot of their food have been appropriated by France, including fries. Regardless of the country that invented French fries, did you know that Thomas Jefferson was the one who introduced the food to the US? He asked for “potatoes, fried in the French manner” to be served at a White House dinner in 1802.
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