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French fries. Why "French" and not "English" or "Spanish" or "______" Fries?

  1. wiserworld profile image93
    wiserworldposted 6 years ago

    French fries. Why "French" and not "English" or "Spanish" or "______" Fries?

  2. rtburroughs2 profile image79
    rtburroughs2posted 6 years ago

    French fries have nothing to do with the country of origin. The term refers to the type of cut.

  3. Brandon E Newman profile image72
    Brandon E Newmanposted 6 years ago

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_fries This wiki is very thorough. Its not just the cut.

  4. Leroyworld profile image60
    Leroyworldposted 6 years ago

    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.

  5. EuroCafeAuLait profile image85
    EuroCafeAuLaitposted 6 years ago

    Pommes Frittes - Fried Potato - when cleaned and cut into finger shapes are normally called French Fries.  But are they really?  Belgians claim that Frites is their specialty, and they aren't joking.  There are Friteries all over Belgium offering plain dipping sauce and gourmet specialties to this fast food favorite.  Other Belgian trademarks:  Belgian beer, Belgian Lace, Manneken Pis (the pissing Prince), the Atomium, Belgian Waffles and the Comic Book Hero Tin Tin are discussed here! read more

  6. Mercia Collins profile image71
    Mercia Collinsposted 6 years ago

    In the UK, French Fries are chips, as in fish and chips.