What French Fries Look Like Around the World
Odds are if you're human, you love french fries. But are you fully aware of all of the different styles of fries that are out there just waiting for you to try? No? As it turns out, various types of fries are popular the world over with countries coming up with different takes on everyone's favorite side dish. So if you're looking to spice up your next batch or just love looking at photos of delicious salty treats, then you've come to the right place. Check out these examples of different ways people serve potatoes around the world.
Though the old school french fry seems to be a staple of brilliance with which no one can argue, the following international fries include everything from fun toppings and spices to unique preparation methods. Many of these countries serve what Americans recognize as traditional fries as well as regional variations on the dish. Whether you like your fries thick or thin, salty or sweet, you're sure to find something here that'll make you say "mmm."
Who knows, you future favorite may even be included among the following different types of fries, just waiting to be discovered. And if you're a true connoisseur, make sure to cast your vote in our list of the best fast food fries.
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Finger Chips - IndiaPhoto: via pinterest
The french fry has many popular forms in India, among them a few that indulge the country's famous love of exotic spices. Popular versions include fries cooked with turmeric, chili powder, or masala.
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Chips - UKPhoto: flickr / CC0
What American know as fries are called "chips" in the UK, whereas what the USA refers to as potato chips are known as "crisps" to the Brits. Among the British crowd, fish and chips go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly and the popular side dish is commonly covered in vinegar.
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Chips - AustrailiaPhoto: Metaweb / CC-BY
Though Australian chips are similar to their British counterparts, Aussies can't get enough of combining them with chicken salt for added flavor.
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Pommes Frites - FrancePhoto: via pinterest
Ah, where better to indulge in french fries than France itself? Though there is a centuries long dispute between Belgium and France over which country originally invented the world's favorite side dish, the fries you'll find throughout France are probably quite similar the ones you've grown up loving, no matter where you're from.
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Pommes Frites - BelgiumPhoto: via cultureguru
Belgium does not play when it comes to their fries, or "frites," which can often be served as a meal in themselves. Often served in a cone and with a variety of toppings, these bad boys are the perfect treat to enjoy as you stroll.
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Masala Chips - KenyaPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation License
Kenyans love coating their fries with seasonings like cumin, garlic paste, lemon juice, chilli power, and tandoori masala.