French fries

deep-fried strips of potato

French fries (called chips in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Commonwealth, French fried potatoes or just fries in North America), is a potato-based dish that originated in Belgium. The potatoes are cut into thin strips and fried in oil. In the UK chips are seen as different to fries with chips being thicker cut than the thinner fries.

French fries

They are usually eaten with fish, burgers, sausages, pies, fried chicken, or by themselves. Many things can be put on them to make them taste better, such as salt and vinegar, gravy, curry, cheese, ketchup or mayonnaise. These extra flavors are called condiments.

In the UK, a chip shop is a shop which sells cooked chips, usually to take home to eat. They also sell fried fish, sausages, pies, pickled eggs and pickled onions. Fish and chips is a very popular meal in Great Britain, and other places. American style burger take-aways, such as McDonald's, sell the thinner fries rather than chips.

French fries can be found in multiple locations around the world. French fries are a delicious snack that you can make at home by using a deep fryer, potatoes, and salt. You can also go to a fast food restaurant near you and get some.

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  • "THE OFFICIAL FRENCH FRIES PAGES (OFFP)". Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  • "News on French Fries and Potato Specialties". Archived from the original on 1 October 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2010.