French Fries
Madison O’Connor, Alexis Pierson, MaKayla Westgate, Meghan Dillon, Charlie
The Invention of the French Fry
• Even though they are called “French fries”
they were most likely created in Belgium.
• During World War I the French were given
credit for the fries.
Recipe for French Fries
Vegetable Oil
Salt (optional)
*Peel and wash potatoes.
*Slice potatoes into 1/2 x 1/2 inch strips.
*Rinse or soak potato strips in water.
*Let dry (about 5 minutes)
*Drop potato strips into hot (375 degrees) Oil
*Fry until golden brown. (about 5 or 10 minutes)
*Remove from pot and drain on paper towels.
If you're using salt, sprinkle it now.
French Fry Fun Facts
• French fries account for more than 1/4th of all
potatoes sold in the US
• Due to the fact that America popularized the
French fry, they are called “American fries” in
some countries.
• French fries with the skin on them are vitamin
• Belgium consumes the most French fries out
of all the countries in Europe
French Fries Today
• French Fries now come in many shapes and sizes
Smiley Fries
Waffle Fries
Curly Fries
French Fries Today (cont.)
• French Fries are one of the most popular fast food
items around the world
French Fries in Other Countries
• Fries with mayonnaise or one of a wide variety of other typical
Belgian sauces is a fast food classic in Belgium
• In Canada, French fries are the main component of a dish called
poutine, a mixture of French fries with fresh cheese curds covered
with a hot gravy
• In the Philippines, they are often served with a sprinkling of
powdered flavors, primarily cheese, sour cream, or barbecue. In
some fast food chains, these are topped with cheese sauce and
minced bacon.
• In Vietnam, some restaurants are usually found serving fries with
sugar over a dollop of soft butter
Names for French Fries
• called “Pommes frites” in France
• called chips in Britain
• called ‘friet kots” or “Fritures” in

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