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.
With every trip, astute travelers take home a bit of history, tradition, culture, and a food tip or two that changes the way they cook. From Hawaii, I brought home togarashi. Now, I can’t stop using it, especially on fries.
There’s a hotly contested notion in the fast food world as to whether McDonald’s French fries are the best in the business. Some people believe the chain sets the standard while others extoll the virtues of Wendy’s, In-N-Out, and other outlets. Regardless of whether Mickey D’s fries are the best, this month they’re certainly the cheapest. Free, in fact.
Grab the ketchup! This Thursday, July 13, is National French Fry Day, which means there’s lots of starchy goodness to be had.
That’s music to the ears of any fast food addict. The average American eats roughly 30 lbs of french fries per year, so retailers are eager to lure shoppers in with discounts and giveaways.
Whether you prefer regular style, waffle fries, curly fries, or chili-cheese, there are plenty of freebies and deals to be found.
Can we talk for a sec about sweet potato fries? There's no question that sweet potatoes offer a plethora of nutritional benefits that white potatoes don't bring to the table; they're loaded up with vitamin A, beta carotene, and fiber (especially the skin). But once they hit the deep fryer and make their way out of a restaurant kitchen, you're also gaining a load of added sodium and fat that you may not want every time a sweet-savory-crispy fry craving hits.