Nathan's Fries

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2013/11/07 13:04:58 (permalink)

Nathan's Fries

Someone, somewhere, who is in charge of making French fries, please look at the fries in one of the photos accompanying the Nathan's review and see what fries are supposed to look like. Please!
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    leethebard
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    Re:Nathan's Fries 2013/11/07 14:32:20 (permalink)
    Love these fries. Buy them when I buy a frozen bag of fries, too. The taste of a Nathan's fry is dynamite!!
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    Re:Nathan's Fries 2013/11/07 14:39:10 (permalink)

     
    Not your standard fry, but Nathan's isn't your standard Dog either.
     
    Personally I don't go for crinkle cut fries.  Rather have a straight cut steak fry.
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    Re:Nathan's Fries 2013/11/07 14:51:30 (permalink)
    Actually, it is the standard fry I remember growing up along the Connecticut shore. The first time I ever saw one of those things they call a fry today was in Texas in 1952. I ate one, and didn't try fries again for years. I still don't like the things.
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    Re:Nathan's Fries 2013/11/07 14:58:58 (permalink)
    Po-ta-to, po-taah-to, whatever standard is those dogs are seriously missing some catsup.(ketchup)   
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    Re:Nathan's Fries 2013/11/07 15:00:31 (permalink)
    EGADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re:Nathan's Fries 2013/11/07 15:23:51 (permalink)
    I would say Malt Vinegar!
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    Re:Nathan's Fries 2013/11/07 16:53:23 (permalink)
    I wait till I see a fresh batch come out of the fryer before I order and then put enough salt on them to make Bloomberg scream. No ketchup, nothing else.  Used to buy them the same way on my way home, dump them out into the paper bag salt them and eat them from the bag while I drove on. Reminded me of the fries I used to buy from Cy's fish store on Woodhaven Blvd in Middle Village when I was in elementary school 50+ years ago.  They had the same smell and were sold in a bag for 25 cents.  Cy's was sold to a British guy named Lenny and after several expansions London Lenny's is now a fine restaurant run by his kids.
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    Re:Nathan's Fries 2013/11/07 17:37:06 (permalink)
    I don't like crinkle cut fries.  But I've never had Nathan's.  Do they have extra ketchup?  I like Belgian frites with Sauce Americaine.........delicious!
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    Re:Nathan's Fries 2013/11/07 18:30:24 (permalink)
    We also buy the 'cook it yourself' package but they are not as good. I think it is the oil that makes the difference.
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    Re:Nathan's Fries 2013/11/07 18:58:38 (permalink)
    I grew up in Brooklyn and later, Long Island. I feel very fortunate I was able to enjoy many, many dogs, fries, and lobster (patty) rolls at Nathan's over the course of 20 plus years.
    post edited by Twinwillow - 2013/11/07 18:59:48
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    Re:Nathan's Fries 2013/11/10 08:30:28 (permalink)
    << Reminded me of the fries I used to buy from Cy's fish store on Woodhaven Blvd in Middle Village when I was in elementary school 50+ years ago.  They had the same smell and were sold in a bag for 25 cents.
     
    Interesting. Around the same time, we kids in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn used to get our fries at a place called Hamilton fish Market on Ft. Hamilton Parkway. I think the smallest bag was a small wax paper bag for 10 cents, but if we were feeling flush we'd spring for the larger 25 cent brown paper bag. As I recall, the fries were terrific. I'm not sure what they fried them in, but I'm sure Bloomberg would have been appalled.
    I never thought about this, but I wonder if most NYC boro kids had a go-to fry place in their neighborhood.  
    Since this thread is about Nathan's fries, well, the original was just a 20 minute bike ride away.
    post edited by ken8038 - 2013/11/10 08:33:12
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    Re:Nathan's Fries 2013/11/10 12:41:16 (permalink)
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    << Reminded me of the fries I used to buy from Cy's fish store on Woodhaven Blvd in Middle Village when I was in elementary school 50+ years ago.  They had the same smell and were sold in a bag for 25 cents.

    Interesting. Around the same time, we kids in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn used to get our fries at a place called Hamilton fish Market on Ft. Hamilton Parkway. I think the smallest bag was a small wax paper bag for 10 cents, but if we were feeling flush we'd spring for the larger 25 cent brown paper bag. As I recall, the fries were terrific. I'm not sure what they fried them in, but I'm sure Bloomberg would have been appalled.
    I never thought about this, but I wonder if most NYC boro kids had a go-to fry place in their neighborhood.  
    Since this thread is about Nathan's fries, well, the original was just a 20 minute bike ride away.

     
    Bingo.  You have to remember, this was pretty much before we had McDonalds and Wetsons.  My lunch place when I got the funds and the permission was a place on Woodhaven call Winthers.  They made their own ice cream and also had a lunch counter. You could get a sandwich or burger but they did not have a fryer.  If got my fry fix walking back to school by stopping at Cy's.  An yes the bag had a wax paper liner.
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    Re:Nathan's Fries 2013/11/10 14:45:52 (permalink)
    Does anyone know if Nathan's straightened out the potato supply problem they had last year?  
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    Re:Nathan's Fries 2013/11/10 19:20:19 (permalink)
    I'm not sure if it's true or not but I dated a women several years ago who said she knew a guy, who knew a guy, who said...Nathan's put's a bit of coke syrup in the oil they use for the fries.
     
    Whatever they do, the fries at Nathan's are a favorite of mine.
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    Re:Nathan's Fries 2013/11/10 20:25:40 (permalink)
    ken8038

    << Reminded me of the fries I used to buy from Cy's fish store on Woodhaven Blvd in Middle Village when I was in elementary school 50+ years ago.  They had the same smell and were sold in a bag for 25 cents.

     As I recall, the fries were terrific. I'm not sure what they fried them in, but I'm sure Bloomberg would have been appalled.


    New Yawkas won't have Bloomberg to kick around much longer. Thank goodness!
    Hope y'all saved those 96oz. cups.
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    Re:Nathan's Fries 2013/11/10 21:54:00 (permalink)
    The original McDonald's fries (I'm talking mid '60's at least iin Central NYS here) were always fresh cut in- store and I remember that they were very good.

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