Name that Roadfood side dish

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JRPfeff
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Name that Roadfood side dish - Thu, 06/25/09 7:43 PM
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Name the side dish to the left of my patty melt. 



Bonus question:  Where was this served?

I didn't have my camera, so all you get is this lousy cellphone picture.

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Re:Name that Roadfood side dish - Thu, 06/25/09 8:09 PM
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Poutine tater chips?

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Re:Name that Roadfood side dish - Thu, 06/25/09 10:53 PM
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Mike - You are absolutely incorrect.

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Re:Name that Roadfood side dish - Thu, 06/25/09 11:01 PM
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Looks like fried potatoes with either gravy or some kind of sauce..
Terry

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Re:Name that Roadfood side dish - Fri, 06/26/09 8:38 AM
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myterry2 -

That's what it is, but I'm looking for the specific name for the dish.

Jim

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Re:Name that Roadfood side dish - Fri, 06/26/09 3:40 PM
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Just a wild stab in the dark:

I'll say they're called "wets" and were served in Baltimore or some other eastern city in that vicinity.

Probably wrong but I'll play along.

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Re:Name that Roadfood side dish - Fri, 06/26/09 3:54 PM
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I remember having a dish like that in Wisconsin. I think they were called "Yanks".

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Re:Name that Roadfood side dish - Fri, 06/26/09 4:04 PM
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Here's a hint.

I was dining in this area earlier this week - that side dish was not from one of these places.

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Re:Name that Roadfood side dish - Fri, 06/26/09 4:56 PM
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Chip Butty?

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Re:Name that Roadfood side dish - Fri, 06/26/09 10:38 PM
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Thanks for the guesses, folks.



What you see here are Phil Rohrer's "Famous" Raw Fries from Phil Rohrer's Lunch in Two Rivers.  These are essentially fresh potato chips; but they are not allowed to get crispy.  They are served when they are still slightly limp or even soggy.  You can get them plain, with butter, or with gravy as I did.

When Phil makes them, he takes a whole russet potato and slices it directly into the deep fryer using a hand held mandolin.  It is quite impressive to see.

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Re:Name that Roadfood side dish - Fri, 06/26/09 10:52 PM
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I like a well-done patty melt. Speaking about the bread, not the meat.

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Re:Name that Roadfood side dish - Sat, 06/27/09 12:36 AM
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How good was the gravy?

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Re:Name that Roadfood side dish - Sat, 06/27/09 9:18 AM
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It was brown gravy, nothing special.  But I pretty much licked the plate.  It goes really well with the raw fries. 

My wife tried her raw fries with butter on them.  That was a decadent combination.  I didn't get a picture until they were almost gone, but you can see that they were swimming in it.



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Re:Name that Roadfood side dish - Sun, 09/13/09 10:50 PM
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i do not care for the ones with the butter, but the patty melt looks soo good and so the raw fries with gravy. I like butter, but not food swimming in it.