There's nothing much more depressing than discovering that what once was a heap of crisp-on-the-outside-fluffy-in-the-middle, potatoey treats has become a uniformly mushy, grease-laden mound of sadness. And that's really what old, soggy fries are. But no more. For I have discovered what might be the absolute best way to reheat fries: in the waffle iron.
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Stick your old french fries in the waffle iron for an awesome, crispy, pull-apart waffle snack.
As the name implies, Banh Mi Boys is known primarily for their take on banh mi sandwiches. However, the best thing on the menu, surprisingly enough, is not a sandwich at all -- it's fries. Specifically, kimchi fries, a decadent creation that finds a healthy portion of French fries topped with pulled pork, mayo, green onions, and of course, kimchi.
Starting next Wednesday, April 24, McDonald's Japan is giving away french fry holders for cars as part of their "potato holder" campaign. But the "potato holder" can do more than just hold potatoes. So much more.
How do you like your fries? As simply salted potato sticks? Fried in duck fat? Topped with a meat-heavy chili? Or maybe you'd prefer tater tots instead. Here are 5 recipes for fries and other fry-like items to accompany your cheeseburger.
Nopa, often credited with remaking (and re-naming) the Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco, showcases the glories of California cuisine: an emphasis on seasonal produce, close ties to local farms, and a casual, come-as-you-are vibe. We went for an apps-only meal of fries, calamari, flatbread, little fried fish, and more.
Hey, today is National French Fry Day! Don't worry if this date slipped your memory; it's not too late to eat fries. Here are 16 places around the country that are serving some of the best fries we've ever shoved into our mouths.
[Photographs: Elizabeth Barbone] The recipe makes a classic poutine, only gluten-free. To serve your poutine nice and hot, this flow works well: Prepare fries up to final frying stage. Prepare gravy. Keep warm over low heat. Be sure to whisk...
If you've ever been (or known) an NYU student, or if you've ever wandered around the East Village at midnight looking for a carb fix, you'll know Pommes Frites. The hole-in-the-wall on Second Avenue sells thick-cut Belgian fries served in paper cones, golden and crunchy and always hot. But while there's only one real order—the fries, of course—there are a few dozen sauces to choose from, ranging from simple ketchup and mayonnaise to stranger dips like wasabi mayo and "Irish Curry." Which ones are worth your time? We tasted them all to find out.
In our latest playlist we honor those almighty fried sticks of potatoes. We love them whether they're just sprinkled with salt or smothered in gravy and cheese curds. Check out the playlist here or visit the playlist's page at YouTube to see how french fries are made, fries from other parts of the world, places to get good fries, and more!
We haven't met many people who don't love a great french fry, and here in Chicago, there are a ton of places to choose from. We scoured the city to compile this list of 10 favorite fry sources. They range from sweet potato fries to foie gras fries to the more classic, skin-on ones.
There's an excellent snacking culture in Amsterdam, fueled, no doubt, by the equally excellent drinking and consuming-of-other-legal-narcotics culture. Snack bars line most of the major shopping and socializing districts, while kiosks, stands, and carts can be found serving everything from chicken sandwiches and bitterballen (Dutch croquettes) to hot dogs and Vlaamse frites (Flemish fries).
[Photographs: Erin Zimmer] Souvlaki GR, the winners of last year's Vendy for Rookie vendor, now have a wheel-less home on Stanton Street. Don't worry though, they're not ditching the mobile business. They'll still be parked at 21st and 6th...
They came, fried in duck fat and rising out of the white ceramic like a peacock's tail. I had never seen a basket of fries look majestic, but these managed to do just that.
It seems against nature that a sandwich with french fries on it could possibly taste fresh, maybe even light. But somehow, the Pittsburgh transplants behind North Beach staple Giordano Bros. manage to make it work. It doesn't hurt that the hand-cut, skin-on french fries are respectable in their own right, nor that the thinly sliced meats come from Molinari's up Columbus. An homage to Pittsburgh, to be certain, but with all the best California sensibilities.
This plate of Bacon and Mozzarella Fries ($7) is big enough to be a lunch. And why not—it's a complete meal (balanced, right?) with crisp pan-fried bacon tangled into the skin-on fries.
Although not technically fries, these grilled spuds have all the qualities of any good fry—a nice crunchy exterior paired with some fluffy insides, but with the added flavors that a little smoke and char from the grill brings to the party. Quick and tasty, they're a perfect side to go with most meats coming off the flames