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RE: French fries with gravy? 2005/07/29 18:59:34 (permalink)
For some resaon, in my area of New Jersey (North Central/Union County/etc) French Fries with gravy are universally called "Disco Fries". I wonder how widepread that term is or where it came from (I don't ever recall having French Fries in a Disco). I don't think I've seen that term anywhere outside of this area of New Jersey.

For what it's worth, the best Disco Fries I've ever had are at the Scotchwood diner on Rt 22 in Scotch Plains. ---Ken
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2005/11/09 13:53:54 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

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Originally posted by MissKitty

Heh. Would they have been more edible if the fries and gravy had been served seperately, or is that just a combo that makes you feel anyhow ?

It's the idea of putting gravy on French fries.
Disgusting, to say the least.


Your should try some Poutine we have up here in Quebec. Fries, fresh white cheadder cheese curds with gravy all pored on top to melt the curds!

MMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2005/11/09 14:10:19 (permalink)
Tried something different this past weekend - well done steak fries with melted white cheddar, dipped in curry sauce - mmmmmm!Good!
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2005/11/09 14:28:56 (permalink)
LOVE gravy fries...growing up in CT after a night of drinking with friends we would always stop for an order or 2 at a diner. MEMORIES
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2005/11/09 14:31:46 (permalink)
I love fries and brown gravy! I get skeptical looks when I order a side of brown gravy in my neck of the woods but it's so worth it. In Canada, they offer gravy and vinegar as condiments in McDonald's. These condiments are more common than catsup on fries.

I have to agree with the previous posters that Poutine is a MUST when in Canada. Don't let the word "curd" fool you. Cheese curds are delicious. Once you try them, you'll be hooked.
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2005/11/09 16:02:14 (permalink)
french fries dipped in cream gravy from the DQ...comfort food heaven for women with PMS
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2005/11/09 16:24:16 (permalink)
I enjoyed poutine in Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick. It was a unique taste experience.

Somehow their fries are different???

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RE: French fries with gravy? 2005/11/09 16:45:46 (permalink)
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Originally posted by bcory

Your should try some Poutine we have up here in Quebec. Fries, fresh white cheadder cheese curds with gravy all pored on top to melt the curds!

MMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


This truly is a treat! Sadly, my trips to Quebec and other parts of Canada where I have had this wonderful dish are too infrequent...and finding cheese curd is next to impossible. Rats!

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RE: French fries with gravy? 2005/11/09 22:28:26 (permalink)
Brown gravy and fries, a great treat.
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2005/11/09 23:12:53 (permalink)
Years ago when I was working in a GM factory in Anderson Indiana some of us would go to the Triangle bar for lunch. One day a week they would have a roast beef manhattan as a special and for a quarter more you could get it with fries! It was very popular and very good!

You think that is special, a older lady that I worked with would sometimes have me bring her sliced tomatoes with gravy back for her lunch!

Butch
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2005/11/09 23:36:20 (permalink)
Hell.....if the Gravy is good enough you can pour it over sawdust
and I would eat it!

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RE: French fries with gravy? 2005/11/11 00:41:49 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Sundancer7

I enjoyed poutine in Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick. It was a unique taste experience.

Somehow their fries are different???

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


It's more like the potatos are better in the Maritime provinces. It's the red soil they grow in.
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2005/11/11 18:10:08 (permalink)
I think the fries and gravy seem to be mostly a northern thang!
I grew up in Florida and it wasnt until I went to upstate NY 11 years ago and they were all over every menu there, and never even heard anyone ask for them or even seen them served with gravy back home.....
Then, the same thing when I moved to Mass.. ff & gravy...
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2005/11/11 19:17:50 (permalink)
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Originally posted by bcory

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Originally posted by Sundancer7

I enjoyed poutine in Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick. It was a unique taste experience.

Somehow their fries are different???

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


It's more like the potatos are better in the Maritime provinces. It's the red soil they grow in.


Potatoes are a big deal in PEI. They grow so many varities there. They were blooming and I had never seen potatoes blooming in so many colors. Red, Blue, White and a couple of more. They have many varities.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2005/11/24 09:11:17 (permalink)
I don't think i've ever seen them on a menu in the NYC area but i've been eating french fries with gravy since the early sixties so i guess they've been around this area for at least that long since i don't believe i thought it up when i was twelve.
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2006/08/05 09:43:13 (permalink)
I remember getting Fries with Gravy in Cleveland, On W 25th ST. C&J Sandwich Shop. They had great food. Was a very small diner. Does anyone know of this place?

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RE: French fries with gravy? 2006/08/05 09:48:07 (permalink)
Poutine with smoked meat:



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RE: French fries with gravy? 2006/08/05 13:12:31 (permalink)
You make me want to catcha plane to Montreal right now!
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2006/08/05 14:46:17 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ken8038

For some resaon, in my area of New Jersey (North Central/Union County/etc) French Fries with gravy are universally called "Disco Fries". I wonder how widepread that term is or where it came from (I don't ever recall having French Fries in a Disco). I don't think I've seen that term anywhere outside of this area of New Jersey.

For what it's worth, the best Disco Fries I've ever had are at the Scotchwood diner on Rt 22 in Scotch Plains. ---Ken


It's spread as far as central Jersey because I've heard the term. I always thought the reason it was called that is because when you piled into the diner after clubbing all night that's what everyone ordered. As far as Scotchwood Diner fries with gravy ... yes!
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2006/08/05 17:08:32 (permalink)
Doing Salisbury steaks in onion gravy with FF tonight, I always put it on the FF also.

John
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2006/09/11 10:56:32 (permalink)
Gravy fries are a staple in and around my hometown in Pa.

Try em at Red's Dinner, just off rt322 in Lewistown. They go great (like someone mentioned earlier) with the hot roast beef sammy, or the fried chicken...
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2006/09/11 11:12:14 (permalink)
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Gravy fries are a staple in and around my hometown in Pa.

Try em at Red's Dinner, just off rt322 in Lewistown. They go great (like someone mentioned earlier) with the hot roast beef sammy, or the fried chicken...


Ok, I am originally from Blanchard, PA...Now living in Northumberland, PA and used to live in York & Hanover and often made the trip from State College thru Lewistown on 322. I can't place Red's Diner? Where exactly is it?

Dan
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2006/09/11 11:42:35 (permalink)
French fries with brown gravy are one of the greatest food combinations there is. It's a huge no-no on my health regimen, but I may have to rethink my list of occasional indulgences to include fries with gravy. I haven't had it in about 5 years. Yum!
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2006/09/11 11:54:50 (permalink)
When I first encountered them at The Hot Grill in Clifton, NJ I thought it was an odd item but I oredered them anyway. I was out tasting hot dogs that day, but thought I would give this item a chance. Later that day I had them at Rutt's Hut. (Both places are legendary and are reviewed on Roadfood.)

The gravy was great at The Hot Grill but the fries were too soft for me. The fries were as crisp as I like them at Rutt's Hut, but the gravy was not as tasty. Oh well.
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2006/09/11 12:08:27 (permalink)
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Originally posted by MissKitty

I am British and living in the UK but I have visited the US a couple of times, my boyfriend is from, and living in, North Carolina, one of my exes was from San Diego and I do have a fair amount of US friends both irl and online If I had the money to travel, I could prolly eat my way from state to state visiting all those dear people I have not yet met


Yay! Another UK Roadfooder... where in the country are you? If you're near London and feeling nostalgic for US food, try Bodeans BBQ. It's as close as you can get to American BBQ in the whole of the UK (and they also offer chilli-cheese fries, gravy fries, and a few others as well).
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2006/09/11 16:20:52 (permalink)



Ok, I am originally from Blanchard, PA...Now living in Northumberland, PA and used to live in York & Hanover and often made the trip from State College thru Lewistown on 322. I can't place Red's Diner? Where exactly is it?

Dan



Hey Dan,

There is an awful lot of new construction thru that area, it's been a death trap for many years, "The Narrows" is what it used to be called. So I'm not sure if the route I'll describe below is accurate, I do know Red's s still there. Closed for a little while but now has reopened with a new owner.

Just as The Narrows open up, you could either bear to the right to continue on to State College on rt322 or stay to the left. You would want stay to the left, in other words stay along the river. There will be an old car wash on the right Red's is directly acrossed the street from the car wash. After the split it would be less then 1/4 mile to Red's.

Haven't been there since the new owner's have taken over, but I hear from a reliable source that nothing has changed. It's a dive, but the food is very good. Typical central Pa. diner food. I think the place had been up and running for over 50 years before the recent change of ownership. If you make it by there post a review!
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2006/09/11 18:12:28 (permalink)
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Originally posted by cheesybellybutton

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Originally posted by MissKitty

I am British and living in the UK but I have visited the US a couple of times, my boyfriend is from, and living in, North Carolina, one of my exes was from San Diego and I do have a fair amount of US friends both irl and online If I had the money to travel, I could prolly eat my way from state to state visiting all those dear people I have not yet met


Yay! Another UK Roadfooder... where in the country are you? If you're near London and feeling nostalgic for US food, try Bodeans BBQ. It's as close as you can get to American BBQ in the whole of the UK (and they also offer chilli-cheese fries, gravy fries, and a few others as well).


There is a competition BBQ team from the UK known as Mad Cow (Blame them, not me) that won the Jack last year. They will be back for the forthcoming competition this year as well.

John
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2007/02/05 11:34:14 (permalink)
I love reviving a topic!

Recently, My DH and I had dinner at "Food for thought" in Williamsburg VA. They does fries with mushroom gravey to dip them in. They were very good. Very skinny - skinnier (is that a word?) than McDonald's.

Cathy
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2007/02/26 11:57:31 (permalink)
I think gravy is for mashed potatoes. Poutine, Canada's national dish, is served at KFC now and it looks pretty gross. I will stick with the catsup! LOL
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RE: French fries with gravy? 2007/02/26 23:46:13 (permalink)
I've avoided many a hangover with Fries and gravy. We would get it with a hot roast beef samich. doesn't get any better than that!!Dan's Diner next to the RR Station in St. Marys, PA
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