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Old January 19th, 2013, 08:30 PM
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I was watching a show tonight, and for a snack, they were eating fries, with brown gravy, and cheese curds.

I love fries, but eat them either plan, or with ketchup. I was wondering if you like fries, what do you put on them, and do you eat less, since the heath craze begin.
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Sometimes I eat them plain, sometimes with catsup. Shouldn't eat 'em at all, along with a long list of other things, but well, you know . . .

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Luanne that is French Canadian Poutine. I use mostly ketchup, but malt vinegar & grey poupon too. See below...the ad took up the space..lol


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I like mine crispy with ketchup. I have seen people use brown gravy, ranch dressing & BQ sauce.
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I like mine plain.

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Chili cheese fries - what a mess but oh so tasty
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Thank you Trip. That looks like what I saw.

All of you have some good ideas for eating them. Looking forward to hearing from others.
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I do not often eat french fries but when I do I usually have them plain. Rarely I would put ketchup on them.
Trip, I had not thought of vinegar on them in years. I remember going to fairs and seeing the spray bottles with vinegar to spray on them. Once in a while I used them.
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In certain parts of the Northeast, it is traditional to put brown gravy on French Fries. It has a name but I forgot what it is.

As for the vinegar, it's a malt vinegar especially for Fried fish but people ended up also putting that on French Fries

BTW, everyone always alludes to commercial hamburger from nationally known Hamburger chains as being a little better that horsemeat. Nothing could be further from the truth. The beef that goes into McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, et al., would probably cost you twice as much at your local supermarket (if they could even get the recipe). The reason for this is simple; it's known as competition.

One area where they really slipped was McDonald's fish sandwich. The fish in all major chains used to be Cod fish and I think it was Arthur Treacher's who first really promoted malted vinegar to put on the fish (a British tradition). I used to love McDonald's fish sandwiches but when I recently had one I threw half away. You see at one point in the sixties and early 70's McDonald's was the largest buyer of cod fish in the world and McDonald's cold no longer afford it. Yet believe it or not, back then Cod Fish was really looked down upon by the average American so Ray Krock insisted his restaurants bill it as "North Atlantic White Fish." Well we now know how America suddenly fell in love with cod and it got so expensive that you actually now get what is true "North Atlantic White Fish" a change that occurred many years ago and is a fish considered along the lines of carp by much of the American population. Now it's up there in cost with Cod but has viturally no flavor and what flavor it does have I compare with carp! Go figure!
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I like the lightly salted and with ketchup...Now, I absolutely love the cheese fries they serve at Outback Steak.....
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Mostly with ketchup but about once a year, I need a gravy fix. I learned this years ago when I went to college in Denver, CO. Good stuff!
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I usually stay away from fried foods but when I get weak and want fries.... it depends on where I get them at. Burger King has the best IMO and I eat them with ketsup (yep, a different spelling), Whataburger's are too greasy, but my favorite are the ones served at Fuddruckers'. I put hot, melted cheese on them with ketsup. YUMMY!!! At Sonic, it is tater tots please.
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I usually would like a baked potato rather than fries - but chili cheese fries are wonderful...

...and now Wendys sells them!
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In Germany they serve them with Mayo. I lived there over 10 years, but never dipped in Mayo. Yuk!!!
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Poutine! (pronounced Poo-Tin) That's what you saw! Staple diet of all Quebecers. Looks disgusting, but is actually quite good if it's made right.
Personally I prefer my fries plain with ketchup, or if they're really good greasy fries from la Belle Province, or Lafleur's, then just salt and vinegar. Can't get decent fries here in Nova Scotia...

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In Germany they serve them with Mayo. I lived there over 10 years, but never dipped in Mayo. Yuk!!!
I sometimes mix mayo and ketchup 50/50 for fries. It sounds yuck but it is really good.

Ranch dressing on burritos instead of sour cream is also really good.
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Chili cheese fries - what a mess but oh so tasty
Smart man. I totally agree.

I'm also a fan of garlic fries.

Okay now I'm hungry. I eat less of these because I'm fighting the battle of the bulge, the bulge is winning. These fries like to stick around years after I haven't eaten them.
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In certain parts of the Northeast, it is traditional to put brown gravy on French Fries. It has a name but I forgot what it is.

As for the vinegar, it's a malt vinegar especially for Fried fish but people ended up also putting that on French Fries

BTW, everyone always alludes to commercial hamburger from nationally known Hamburger chains as being a little better that horsemeat. Nothing could be further from the truth. The beef that goes into McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, et al., would probably cost you twice as much at your local supermarket (if they could even get the recipe). The reason for this is simple; it's known as competition.

One area where they really slipped was McDonald's fish sandwich. The fish in all major chains used to be Cod fish and I think it was Arthur Treacher's who first really promoted malted vinegar to put on the fish (a British tradition). I used to love McDonald's fish sandwiches but when I recently had one I threw half away. You see at one point in the sixties and early 70's McDonald's was the largest buyer of cod fish in the world and McDonald's cold no longer afford it. Yet believe it or not, back then Cod Fish was really looked down upon by the average American so Ray Krock insisted his restaurants bill it as "North Atlantic White Fish." Well we now know how America suddenly fell in love with cod and it got so expensive that you actually now get what is true "North Atlantic White Fish" a change that occurred many years ago and is a fish considered along the lines of carp by much of the American population. Now it's up there in cost with Cod but has viturally no flavor and what flavor it does have I compare with carp! Go figure!
That is why In N Out burger in California has done so well. The hamburger meat is good quality and has never been frozen. plus there fries are made with fresh potatoes not frozen. In N out has a 'secret menu' you can order Animal Style Fries. These fries are topped with a mass of melted cheese, the grilled onions, and Thousand Island dressing.

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I like mine plain or with ketchup .Tomorrow we are going to dinner at a restaurant that specializes in french fries .
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Wow, never have tried garlic fries, they look very yummy...
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Ok so when I'm in California next month I will try In & Our Burger as well as Pinks and see how the fries are. I'll get back to ya!
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That is why In N Out burger in California has done so well. The hamburger meat is good quality and has never been frozen. plus there fries are made with fresh potatoes not frozen. In N out has a 'secret menu' you can order Animal Style Fries. These fries are topped with a mass of melted cheese, the grilled onions, and Thousand Island dressing.

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! What do they call this dish "Emergency Room?"
Defibrillator Doozy.
But if you think that is bad. I live it that town that invented the cheese skirt for hamburgers. How's this for heart attack on a bun. Those Onion rings look good don't they.

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I love extra crispy tator tots with salsa!

fries with tabasco and ranch dressing

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Kat,those buns look like brains on the cheese.!
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Crispy fries with malt vinegar.........mayo & catsup half & half is also very good on fries..........

Most of the time tho I just like 'em plain............




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I sometimes mix mayo and ketchup 50/50 for fries. It sounds yuck but it is really good.

Ranch dressing on burritos instead of sour cream is also really good.
Mayo and ketchup 50/50 is a sauce used on sea food here in the UK.
Chippy buttys a great way to eat your chips or as you call them french fries.
Chips and gravy. Chips and curry sauce.yummy, putting weight on just thinking about them.
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I love extra crispy tator tots with salsa!

fries with tabasco and ranch dressing

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Love me some tots. There is a kosher hot dog place here in town and at the IND airport that servers tots instead of fries. If I am flying anytime around lunch or dinner I'm heading to King David's first.
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