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What to Eat With French Fries

Updated on March 21, 2008

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What to Eat With French Fries

French fries are a very forgiving food. You can use them as finger foods with virtually anything. On that note, I decided to help you foodies out that A) are out of ketchup B) hate ketchup or C) are sick of ketchup and want to try something new. On that note, here are some great ideas to try pairing with french fries.

Ketchup's nemesis, mustard, is great with french fries. Don't just settle for plain old yellow mustard. Get creative and try hot mustards, brown mustards, and other specialty mustards. There are a surprising number of varieties.

French fries and salsa are mmm good. I could eat salsa on about anything, so it may not be your cup of tea. But if you like Mexican or spicy food, try french fries and salsa. Plus, besides the flavor, salsa is actually good for you. Tomatoes, garlic, peppers, and no fat- how cool is that?

Ranch dressing is better with french fries than on a salad. I kid you not. I really have to physically stop myself from eating too many french fries when I have ranch dressing to go with them.

Horseradish sauce is a nice surprise that I happened on by accident. We were at an Arby's and I was really tired and hungry. We had been on the road all day and were almost at the end of our journey. But we couldn't wait any longer and had to stop to eat. When I went to get ketchup at the self-serve dispensers, of course it was out. There was a huge line. I certainly didn't want to fight my way through that. And yeah, they were also out of virtually everything else, even Arby's sauce. So I got desperate and squirted the horseradish into those ridiculously tiny little cups. And that's when I discovered the simple beauty of french fries dipped in horseradish sauce.

By the way, every single one of these ideas works with potato chips, too. Tortilla chips tastes pretty good with most of them as well.

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      me to know nd for u not to find out 

      5 years ago

      i meant something good with them like steak or something

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      7 years ago

      I too prefer to eat my french fries with salt. With some coke to and sometimes I also put salt in my coke.

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      10 years ago

      My favorite on french fries is lemon juice and salt. Much better than malt vinegar or catsup. My friend prefers catsup with several drops of tabasco sauce with his fries.

      And there's something to be said for gravy and cheddar cheese curds on french fries (poutine in Quebec)... *mmmm*

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      Angela Harris 

      10 years ago from Around the USA

      Wow, lots of great suggestions for french fries. Thanks, everyone. I guess I'm going to be eating a lot of french fries in the near future to try all of them.

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      grill'n guy 

      10 years ago from San Diego

      If pomme frittes are done the way I like them, thin and crispy, all they need is salt! If they get thickened up, I have done Hidden Valley Ranch & catsup but I'm going to give the Horsey Sauce a shot cuz it is soooo good. One of my weaknesses is the Arby's across the way from our retirement resort.

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      10 years ago from Livonia, MI

      I've been eating french fries with ranch for years. As for mustard, it's great with fries, but it's even better on onion rings!

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      10 years ago

      mayo is also good with fries ranch is good with pizza

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      Ann Wright 

      10 years ago from Northern Nevada

      Someone recently told me that the French eat their fries with mustard. Don't know if that's true, but your tips on mustard seem, er, a propos!

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      10 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Nice alternatives!  One favorite of mine is mayonnaise...just heat it up a little first.  The other is malt vinegar, and I guess this one would be the French version of English chips!

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      Diana Harvey 

      10 years ago from Philippines

      Good Tips Angela.

      Now how about coming up with what to eat with baked potatoes!!!


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