Five Ways French Fries Are Eaten Around The World

Many countries around the world have their own variations on how to enjoy this popular meal
Different countries in the world have their variation of French fries. Photo Credit Pexels
Different countries in the world have their variation of French fries. Photo Credit Pexels

For many foodies, nothing is better than a big plate of hot, crispy French fries and a glass of cola. This classic fast food goes for all occasions, whether a family lunch or a date. However, you might not be aware that the fries you eat aren't the only variety of the dish. Yes, you read it right. Different countries in the world have their variation of French fries, each unique in itself. Thus, here's a look at five ways French fries are eaten worldwide.

Poutine Canada
Poutine, which was first created in Quebec, is arguably one of Canada's most iconic foods, and it naturally puts fries front and centre. First, this dish's medium-thick French fries are cooked to perfection, i.e. they should be crisp on the exterior and tender on the inside. They are then placed on plates and covered with gravy and cheese curds.

Slap Chips South Africa
Slap Chips, prepared and cooked using only one manner, are through and through South Africa. The sliced raw potatoes are first soaked in vinegar before being fried twice, which is the key to this meal. Fast food places all around the country serve these fries, which ought to be crunchy on the exterior and mushy on the inside.

Frites Belgium
Waffles, chocolates, and Frites are just a few delectable foods that the rest of the world can credit Belgium for creating. This variant, which is double-fried, salted, and served with mayonnaise, is very popular in the country. As a matter of fact, Frites are a stand-alone staple meal in Belgian culture and are sold by both restaurants and street sellers.

Fish And Chips United Kingdom

As the name might imply, this dish comprises two components fried fish (typically cod) in a batter and French fries. Add some freshly squeezed lemon juice, malt vinegar, or tartar sauce to it as a finishing touch for a taste of how the English enjoy their fried food.

Chilli Cheese Fries US
Chilli cheese fries are a classic dish said to have grown in popularity in the United States after canned cheese products such as Cheez Whiz were introduced in 1952. This dish, a variation on the widely consumed cheese fries&mdashfries covered in nacho cheese&mdashstands out from the rest due to the addition of chilli, which is typically cooked with carne asada (grilled and sliced beef).

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