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RE: French fry topping 2004/01/13 09:48:29 (permalink)
I love gravy fries but I have yet to find a place in central Ohio that has them. I discovered them in Erie, PA on an after bar stop at a place (the name of which escapes me) for a meatball omlette and the fries. So far, I have only found them there and at a place in North Carolina. My roommate was from Erie (not far from Pittsburgh) so he introduced me to fries on sandwiches, salads, anything really. As someone mentioned earlier, around the midwest, mostly what you can find is chili cheese fries. I particularly liked the ones at Camp Washington in Cincinnati.
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RE: French fry topping 2004/01/14 10:50:54 (permalink)
When eating crabs here near the chesapeake bay we make a dip from crab spice, salt, and vinegar (these are usually on the table with small plastic dipping cups to mix it to your taste)and this is great for dipping fries too! My wife makes a pretty mean Salisbury steak W/brown gravy, fries on the side covered with the gravy is killer!
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RE: French fry topping 2004/01/14 11:20:27 (permalink)
My favorite was a recipe for `augmented' ketchup I got in Bon Appetit - not sure of the proportions but it was ketchup blended with roasted ground cumin seed, lime juice, chipotles in adobo, and a little tequila. Killer!
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RE: French fry topping 2004/01/14 11:51:52 (permalink)
In So. Cal there used to be a place called Knowlwoods, they had a dish called Irish Nachos, Fries covered in cheese, bacon bits and green onions that you dipped in ranch.. awesome...
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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/12 08:54:02 (permalink)
I stole this idea from Pomme Frites in NYC (Belgian-style twice frieds served in paper cones), but it's really good. I mix mayonnaise with mustard and a little honey. The result? Honey-mustard mayo. Equally good on chicken (or un-chicken, as I've been eating lately.)
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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/12 09:02:56 (permalink)
love curry sauce on my fries and when i order fish and chips and their is a really good tartar sauce, i use that on my fries and eat the fish as is.
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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/12 09:28:19 (permalink)
What i have on my fries depends on what I am eating

I like ranch dressing on my fries when I have Hot Wings

With Beef I just soak up the beef juices or gravy if it is available

At Mickey D's I'll get a side of barbeque or sweet and sour sauce for my fries. Of course, thay are goos unadorned as well.

Bottom line, I find myself using ketchup on my fries less and less these days.
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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/13 18:21:44 (permalink)
This may seem a little far out but when I visit Captain D's, I dip my fries in their vinegar. In addition I dip them in the tartar sauce.

Just as a side, Captain D's has great fries.

Paul E. Smith
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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/13 20:37:31 (permalink)
I second the use of Old Bay on fries. It is also excellent on popcorn.

But, I also like Garam Masala and sea salt. Garam Masala is an essential Northern Indian cuisine spice blend that often includes cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, black pepper and Indian bay leaves among others.
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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/13 21:35:15 (permalink)
In order: vinegar, blue cheese, tartar sauce.
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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/17 19:39:37 (permalink)
This possibly strays a bit from the usual connotation of "topping," but I used to get french fries with a vanilla milkshake and dip the fries into the shake. Surprisingly delicious. With a chocolate or strawberry shake, not so good.
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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/17 19:56:25 (permalink)
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Originally posted by spaniel

This possibly strays a bit from the usual connotation of "topping," but I used to get french fries with a vanilla milkshake and dip the fries into the shake. Surprisingly delicious. With a chocolate or strawberry shake, not so good.


Whoops, I missed the earlier post about fries + chocolate milkshake. I still think vanilla is the way to go.
But I definitely second the "dont' knock it till you've tried it" opinion.

This is not so different from the commercially successful pretzel and ice cream combos like pretzel ice cream cones and Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby.

Except that whereas pretzels + ice cream = salt + cream + sugar,
fries + milkshake/ice cream = salt + *grease* + cream + sugar - all the better!
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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/18 08:47:59 (permalink)
Got to admit, I really liked the cheese fries I had at Gold Coast Dogs on my recent trip to Chicago.
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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/18 09:05:47 (permalink)
MMMmmmm, fries fresh out of the hot oil! And I haven't had breakfast yet...

My fave is white vinegar and salt, but I'm Canadian.

My introduction to poutine was when I was seventeen, and went on an exchange trip to Sherbrooke, Quebec. My exchange partner described it as french fries with barbecue sauce and cheese curds. "This," I thought, "is going to be delicious!!" We went to the local Woolworth's cafeteria and Olaf bought some for us to try. I was disappointed, because it's not BBQ sauce, it's brown gravy. (I knew I shouldn't have trusted him because, earlier, he told me that he was making "creeps" for dinner! He meant crepes.)

Many Americans ask me about poutine. It's mostly a Quebecois thing, but you can get it outside the province. Last summer I discovered that some locations of Harvey's (a fast-food hamburger chain in Ontario) carry poutine.

Thank you all for so many good suggestions.
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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/18 09:13:26 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Sundancer7

This may seem a little far out but when I visit Captain D's, I dip my fries in their vinegar. In addition I dip them in the tartar sauce.

Just as a side, Captain D's has great fries.

Paul E. Smith
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And ice tea. Sometimes I stop at Captain D's just for a glass of sweet tea. As for fries toppings, I picked up the habit dripping them in mayo from ordering frites in Belgium at those street stands. Has anyone tried the wasobi mayo thats in the stores now?
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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/18 09:47:04 (permalink)
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Originally posted by spaniel

This possibly strays a bit from the usual connotation of "topping," but I used to get french fries with a vanilla milkshake and dip the fries into the shake. Surprisingly delicious. With a chocolate or strawberry shake, not so good.


Back in the days when I still ate at Mickey D's, I used to get an order of fries and a butterscotch (or may have been caramel) sundae. I would dip the fries in the sweet gooey butterscotch topping. There was nothing quite like the combination of hot, salty and greasy fries with the cool, sweet topping... Not sure if I would still like it, but I did at the time!
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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/18 09:49:25 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ahmicchick


Many Americans ask me about poutine. It's mostly a Quebecois thing, but you can get it outside the province. Last summer I discovered that some locations of Harvey's (a fast-food hamburger chain in Ontario) carry poutine.


You can find poutine in Northern New England. Specifically Northern Vermont, New Hampshire and Inland Maine.
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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/18 09:52:52 (permalink)
Poutine seems to be a staple in Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick. It seemed that every restaurant I stopped at featured fries and gravy.

Sounded pretty good to me so I bought it, liked it and ordered some more.

It seemed to be a breakfast thing also.

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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/18 10:35:15 (permalink)
Here in CT ,Cheese Fries and gravy is becoming very popular.The only place to get them is at a diner, unless someone has another spot I don't know about.
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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/19 00:37:41 (permalink)
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pretzels + ice cream = salt + cream + sugar,
fries + milkshake/ice cream = salt + *grease* + cream + sugar - all the better!


quote:
Easy on the math, though, ok? That whole formula made my head hurt.


Thanks for the welcome, clothier. Sorry the formula made your head hurt (would that have been like an ice cream headache?)

I should have given the formula in its reduced form:
fries - pretzels = grease = yum
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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/19 04:07:41 (permalink)
Man the Best Fries that I have ever had was from Ollie's Trolley ....some kind of special spices
Anyone know what it is ???
[|)]

By the way some were talking about mayonaise on them. Mayo is goooood on pinto beans !
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RE: French fry topping 2004/02/21 07:49:38 (permalink)
You just can't beat the good old Sling Blade standard.

I like mustard on dem french fried potaters.. mmm hmm.


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RE: French fry topping 2004/03/16 18:39:23 (permalink)
I love french fries with vinegar ... there's nothing like it!! Especially when you are strolling down the boardwalk at the beach eating actual "boardwalk fries" with vinegar. Mmmmm. I also love cheese fries and dipping my fries in leftover wing sauce :)

~Jessica
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RE: French fry topping 2004/03/16 20:36:01 (permalink)
Chile cheese fries here in New Mexico. Red or Green Chile sauce. I of course prefer green :) Ketchup standard and tarter sauce if I'm having fish. I still can't get over this gravy fries thing, but won't knock it since I haven't tried it...yet.
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RE: French fry topping 2004/03/16 22:45:24 (permalink)
Texas Pete (hot sauce) and salt.

Also while visiting friends in Utah we had lunch at a diner and the ff's were very good and served with a cup of "Fry Sauce" I was told it was a mixture of catchup, mustard and (Hellman's) mayonnaise.
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RE: French fry topping 2004/03/17 05:14:20 (permalink)
For Chili Cheese Fries nothing beats Tommy's.. My own personal fave fry topping is Frite Saus (I buy it from a German grocery online..it's amazing) or a combo of ranch and ketchup..separate,but together.
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RE: French fry topping 2004/03/17 08:50:05 (permalink)
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Originally posted by BPTHC

Here in CT ,Cheese Fries and gravy is becoming very popular.The only place to get them is at a diner, unless someone has another spot I don't know about.

Callahan's (Irish Pub) 1027 South Main St., Cheshire, CT (203) 271- 1993.
They also offer an Irish Dinner (I forget exactly it's title on the menu), but it's a baked potato and a 6 pack of beer! Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!
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RE: French fry topping 2004/03/17 10:38:48 (permalink)
I like to dip my fries in sweet and sour sauce. My brother has a strange habit that started when he was little, he dips his fries in orange soda.
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RE: French fry topping 2004/03/17 12:13:45 (permalink)
Mmmmm, poutine. It hasn't gotten to the Midwest yet, but I'm waiting...in the meantime, malt vinegar and salt, or curry sauce are good. Or chipotle mayo. Seems like hardly anyone uses just ketchup anymore. Frank's Hot Sauce is good, too.
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RE: French fry topping 2004/03/17 12:43:35 (permalink)
Arctic Circle, a nasty burger chain out of Salt Lake City has their (in)famous "fry sauce" -- a sweetish mix of tomato catsup and mayo. Still going strong there.
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