French fries. Why "French" and not "English" or "Spanish" or "______" Fries?
French fries have nothing to do with the country of origin. The term refers to the type of cut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_fries This wiki is very thorough. Its not just the cut.
Thomas Jefferson introduced the concept of frying potatoes to the US after spending time in France. I doubt if the product was the same; but, it is a good bet the story is the source of the name.
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In the UK, French Fries are chips, as in fish and chips.
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