You may be able to resist the cheeseburger. Maybe even the shake. But the fries? Good luck with that. It’s National French Fry Day and the deals are decent. But why do we call them “French” and who has the best?
If you’re fine with another app, use the McDonald’s app for a free order of medium french fries at participating locations. If you’re more of a Checkers/Rally person you can get a small, medium or large serving of the chain’s Famous Seasoned Fries for $1 at participating restaurants. Click here for those locations. Even KFC is getting in on the action with an individual serving of the chain’s new Secret Recipe Fries for 30 cents with the purchase of any full-price menu item.
Now who has the best fries? That honor has traditionally gone to McDonald’s and they are one of my favs. Foodbeast (how I love that site’s name) say, yes it is McDonald’s taking the top spot. Coming in at #2 the Waffle Fries at Chik-Fil-A (and I agree); #3 it’s the Curly Fries at Arby’s; #4 Crinkle Cut Fries at Shake Shack; and at #5 the Natural Cut Fries at Wendy’s.
So are they actually something French? That would be no. Try from Belgium. Historians say they were frying potatoes as early as the late 1600′s even adding fried fish to it. So we actually have the first fish fry. With any food holiday I tend to claim the calories have been removed first. It’s a nice thought - but hey, fire up the air fryer and you can lose some of those on your own. Enjoy.
WORDS OF WISDOM FROM ANN KELLY’S KITCHEN
Hot dogs and Red Vines and potato chips and French fries are my favorite foods - Betty White