30 Best Places For French Fries In The US

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2015/02/25 16:13:10 (permalink)

30 Best Places For French Fries In The US

Someone earlier had posted the list of best onion rings in the US, so here's a new list of the 30 best places for french fries.
Let the "complaining about lists" begin!!!...
http://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/americas-30-best-french-fries/ss-BBhM4Yi
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/25 16:29:13 (permalink)
    Hot Doug's. Can't wait to try those.
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/25 16:44:16 (permalink)
    Love 'em or hate 'em (and there are plenty of folks on both sides) Thrasher's Fries on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, MD, is worthy of the list.  Glad to see they made it.  Can't wait to go "Downy Oshun" this summer and have a cup.
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/25 17:54:46 (permalink)
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    Hot Doug's. Can't wait to try those.

    Didn't Hot Doug's close?
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/25 18:21:36 (permalink)
    Once again, the only Texas place mentioned was in Austin.
     
    Glad to see the Dirty O mentioned.
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/25 22:08:08 (permalink)
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    Hot Doug's. Can't wait to try those.

    I understand the lines are much shorter now.
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/26 07:02:48 (permalink)
    Treetop Tom

    Love 'em or hate 'em (and there are plenty of folks on both sides) Thrasher's Fries on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, MD, is worthy of the list.  Glad to see they made it.  Can't wait to go "Downy Oshun, Hon" this summer and have a cup.

    Fixed it for you Treetop Tom

    Thrasher's
    fries are excellent!!.  I usually bring my own ketchup packets as I don't like the cider vinegar they serve.  I guess I could bring a bottle of Sarson's Malt vinegar.  The fries must be eaten within a few minutes of purchase or they do mortify in the bucket (never been a problem for me ).
     
    I've been to Eamonn's Chipper in Alexandria, Va a few times and love the fish, but the chips/fries never really struck me as being super memorable.  Probably because the fish, and fried candy bars stick out in my mind.
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/26 10:52:19 (permalink)
    I tried to get Ed Sails to the Boise Fry company, but diners intervened.😎
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/26 18:12:32 (permalink)
    I just can't seem to get all excited and lathered up about french fries.
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/26 18:34:54 (permalink)
    I agree, except for two things.............................Thrasher's fries, eaten right on the beach are a wonderful thing.  But if you want outstanding fries, go to a Belgium restaurant which serves moules and frites.  Belgium french fries are the world's best!
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/26 18:48:08 (permalink)
    Yep, Belgian frites are the best!  When I lived in the north of France we would go to Mons, Belgium for saucisse frites......a wonderful grilled sausage with frites served in a paper cone with the sauce of your choice.  My favorite was sauce americaine which was kind of a very spicy mayonnaise with tomato paste.  No French fries I've ever had here could compare. 
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/26 20:19:31 (permalink)
    lleechef
    Yep, Belgian frites are the best!  When I lived in the north of France we would go to Mons, Belgium for saucisse frites......a wonderful grilled sausage with frites served in a paper cone with the sauce of your choice.  My favorite was sauce americaine which was kind of a very spicy mayonnaise with tomato paste.  No French fries I've ever had here could compare. 


    Oh Yessssssssssssssssss!  In Bruges, I pigged out on sausage, fries, and chocolates. Some nice white wine and a lovely view and I think I found the place to retire!
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/26 21:02:30 (permalink)
    Bruges is a wonderful city.........especially accidentally finding Michelangelo's Madonna of Bruges sculpture.  With all the canals it is known as the "Venice of Western Europe."
     
    OK......back to French Fries in the US......sorry for the detour! 
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/26 21:25:44 (permalink)
    Is that llama white & gold or black & blue?
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/26 21:46:36 (permalink)
    What makes Belgian fries better? Is it their potatoes, or grease, or technique?
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/27 00:20:43 (permalink)
    WHAT???????????
    No "Chain" Fries?????????????????????
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/27 12:20:09 (permalink)
    1bbqboy
    What makes Belgian fries better? Is it their potatoes, or grease, or technique?

    It's all three.  The potato they use is not a strain that we have here.  The grease is usually a combination of lard and oil.  The cut potatoes are soaked in cold water then dried thoroughly.  They then go into a 350 degree dunk to cook them after which they are removed to trays to drain and cool.  For serving they go into a hot (375) dunk to brown and crisp them.
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/27 12:51:51 (permalink)
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    Is that llama white & gold or black & blue?



    Ha!  The only good response, so far.
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/27 16:43:00 (permalink)
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    What makes Belgian fries better? Is it their potatoes, or grease, or technique?

    It's all three.  The potato they use is not a strain that we have here.  The grease is usually a combination of lard and oil.  The cut potatoes are soaked in cold water then dried thoroughly.  They then go into a 350 degree dunk to cook them after which they are removed to trays to drain and cool.  For serving they go into a hot (375) dunk to brown and crisp them.


    They are generally not available, but you can often get the special  spuds at a farmers market. I used to sell them, but as I am cutting back, don't plan to sell potatoes this season. If you want to grow your own, Google THE MAINE POTATO LADY. She can supply the proper seed potatoes. The variety that you want is "Bintje". Other folks sell them as well but MPL, is, as they say, "good people". Another option is mail or internet order. The price is terrible, because of shipping, but some folks get Bintje shipped in from one of a few specialized suppliers. 
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/02/27 20:09:37 (permalink)
    In Belgium and north of France everybody grows Bintje in their gardens (I did) to make frites at home.  I have never seen them here but in this day and age just about everything is available........for a price.
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/03/04 18:55:28 (permalink)
    lleechef
    In Belgium and north of France everybody grows Bintje in their gardens (I did) to make frites at home.  I have never seen them here but in this day and age just about everything is available........for a price.


    True.I did it for a few years back in the 70's....there really is a difference.  Now I rely on what I can get.  Still sometimes make them at home, but supermarket bakers and peanut oil.
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/03/04 19:04:34 (permalink)
    Yesterday we were in Columbus' North Market getting a piece of imported Gorgonzola dolce and we went past a stand, Everything Belgian.  We got an order of frites that were fried in beef fat.  They were excellent.....so good that MH ate quite a few and he is not a fan of fries.  Of course they were not using the Bintje potato but they were pretty tasty.
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/03/04 21:42:45 (permalink)
    I was somewhere recently that had fries done in duck fat on the menu.
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/03/05 13:16:58 (permalink)
    plb
    I was somewhere recently that had fries done in duck fat on the menu.

     I just read the list of the 29, and a couple of the fries were done in "duck fat".
    hmmm..maybe there's something to that....curious..
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2015/04/02 18:01:58 (permalink)
    brisketboy
    I just can't seem to get all excited and lathered up about french fries.




    I'm with you. Been there, done that. 
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2016/04/13 15:55:52 (permalink)
    I love Pommes Frites in New York City. It's just so freakin far for me to go. They had about 30 kinds of sauces on the menu. Pretty much standing room only, but they did have a table or two. That's the only thing they serve.
     
    They imported the equipment and the fries are fried once to cook them and then flash fried just before you order. Gives them a nice texture.
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2016/04/13 18:02:34 (permalink)
    I can vouch for Al's in Burlington. They're really good. 
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2016/08/16 15:03:35 (permalink)
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    I was somewhere recently that had fries done in duck fat on the menu.

     I just read the list of the 29, and a couple of the fries were done in "duck fat".
    hmmm..maybe there's something to that....curious..


    I just learned that the newish Dead Horse Hill restaurant in Worcester, Massachusetts uses duck fat. They have a nice web site, but the link didn't work in the usual way.
    www.deadhorsehill.com
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    Re: 30 Best Places For French Fries In The US 2016/08/18 23:35:13 (permalink)
    Father's Office.  Went there for lunch.  They're not open for lunch.
     
    They've got rules to eat by.
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