What goes on your fries?

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offlady
Cheeseburger
2011/07/06 15:05:43
We eat our french fries with ketchup and extra light mustard (heavily mixed with mayo).  Pretty standard among locals here, a tradition started by our old local Dairy Queen decades ago.  It never dawned on me that people elsewhere don't do that until I went away for college.   My first exposure to culture shock.  
post edited by offlady - 2011/07/06 15:07:29
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/06 15:36:46
Alot of people in my neck of the woods like a ketchup/mayo mix.Also ranch dressing. Bob and I prefer tartar sauce, which dates back to a restaurant named Arthur Treachers Fish and Chips, which to my knowledge, is no longer open...
6star
Filet Mignon
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/06 16:05:51
Still open, but just not open any more here in the midwest:
http://find.mapmuse.com/map/arthur-treachers/38.68551,-93.86719,3
 

baileysoriginal
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/06 22:31:42
I like my plain - as I've said I'm not much of a condiment user - maybe a little ketchup on the side.  I've noticed friends and co workers I've eaten with use lots of ketchup - ranch dressing - cheese sauce - tartar sauce - bbq sauce - steak sauce and marinara to drown their fries in. 
It's all about what you like.
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/07 00:03:34
Ketchup...the better the fries,the less ketchup....and if around, malt vinegar...great idea the British had there!
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/07 04:19:06
Thanks,my friend 6star. May not be the same as we remember, but will check them out if in the areas you sent. Funny thing, Bob and I loved Big Boy, and as we were literally next door to one in Indiana recently, just didnt go. I guess our memories dont warrant a visit. Our loss.
deepfryerdan
Hamburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/07 10:26:29
Cajun and cheese. Maybe a little bit of ketchup if I put too much cajun on ;)
SeamusD
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/07 10:27:29
Just a little ketchup, and malt vinegar if available, if the fries are a side dish. I have been known to make a big plate of chili cheese or nacho fries as a main course for myself though.
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/07 11:18:09
Salt, unless I'm having fish then I like the malt also.
ALLGOOD
Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/07 13:11:08
Tartar Sauce ... it's the BEST
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/07 15:29:31
After a evening out, aka Drunkfest, I like fresh cut, not frozen, fries smothered in gravy along side an open faced hot roast beef sandwich, also smothered in gravy!
Pigiron
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/07 15:41:42
Once I "crossed the river to the Jersey side", I noticed that almost every person under 30 in our local diners eats their fries covered in both gravy and cheese.  They call this dish "Disco Fries".  It looks good, but I just don't eat like that any more. 
rjb
Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/07 16:15:47
Bearnaise sauce
SeamusD
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/07 16:19:03
Foodbme

After a evening out, aka Drunkfest, I like fresh cut, not frozen, fries smothered in gravy along side an open faced hot roast beef sandwich, also smothered in gravy!


That's what I'm talkin about. 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/07 16:36:20
Pigiron
Once I "crossed the river to the Jersey side", I noticed that almost every person under 30 in our local diners eats their fries covered in both gravy and cheese.  They call this dish "Disco Fries". 

In the Southwest they substitute Chili for Gravy and call it Chili-Cheese Fries!
jaylhorner
Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/07 17:33:36
A little ketchup.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/07 17:41:01
I sorta got where I do not like any fries that are served me except those that are genuinely cut from a potato and served hot.  I do not care for any fry including mine that is cold or cool.  Usually ketchup, thousand island or tartar sauce works and even some type of hot sauce.
 
I really like my own fries with the skin on and served hot and fresh.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
deepfryerdan
Hamburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/11 11:42:59
Gravy? What kind of gravy?
SeamusD
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/11 13:25:51
I prefer beef gravy... even if I'm not getting a hot roast beef sandwich, if I'm in a diner I'll order a bowl of it to dip my fries in.
This is one of my favorite places to go for that... my mom used to go there for fries and gravy when she was a teenager:
http://fingerlakessum.wordpress.com/2010/03/18/hunters-dinerant-auburn-n-y/
 
post edited by SeamusD - 2011/07/11 13:30:22
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/11 16:51:32
When I lived in the north of France we would go to Mons, Belgium on Sundays and get french fries with sauce "Americaine".  Kind of a spicy, tomato tartar sauce.  Delicious.  I also like chipotle mayo on fries.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/11 18:17:27
If I'm forced to eat fries they have to have vinegar.
Tommy B
Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/11 19:13:54
I like a great quality skin-on french fry, with only salt and pepper.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/11 19:34:56
Potatoes are always great in any form and fashion.  I always enjoy them.  I thin slice them and put them in the fryer with oil and onions and peppers and let it rip.  It takes a while to get them brown.  Sometimes I put them in the microwave and let them cook so they will fry faster.
 
Nothing better than fried potatoes.  Unfortunately due to my age, I cannot eat so much of them anymore.
 
I gotta watch my figure
 
Paul E. smith
Knoxville, TN
kaszeta
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/12 08:31:14
Usually just salt.
Malt Vinegar at times if I'm in the mood.
Unless I'm someplace with seriously good Belgian-style fries, then frite sauce or curry mayo.
Pigiron
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/07/12 09:47:50
deepfryerdan

Gravy? What kind of gravy?

 
In NJ diners, it's just gravy.  It's brown and thick and more than likely includes some kind of a commercial mix. 

CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/08/26 23:00:11
Straight Mayo on a thin and crispy fry (steak and shake)
or on the big fat fries like Wendy's used to be
 
Ketchup with Ranch mixed on the crinkle cut things from WM.
 
on the skin on fresh cut kind, I love the malt vinegar
 
so i guess it depends on the fry and the mood and the condiments at hand
bwave
Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/08/26 23:18:53
However you choose to eat your fries, never with crispy coating   BOYCOTT any restaurant that would dare serve such blasphemy!
French fries should be 100% potato only fried in oil, served hot with REGULAR salt  (not seasoned salt).

I like with vinegar, ketchup, A-1 or sweet and sour sauce.
Never with ranch!
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/08/27 02:26:19
bwave
However you choose to eat your fries, never with crispy coating   BOYCOTT any restaurant that would dare serve such blasphemy!
French fries should be 100% potato only fried in oil, served hot with REGULAR salt  (not seasoned salt).
I like with vinegar, ketchup, A-1 or sweet and sour sauce.
Never with ranch!

You contradict yourself. You say fries should be eaten plain then you say you put stuff on them. TRUE Fry Eaters only put salt on them if they're cooked properly.
DawnT
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/08/27 03:16:52
Good topic to resurrect at the moment. While I'm partial to shoestring thin fries with catsup myself, recently the mayo sauce thing has come back into discussion. About a month ago caught a mention of "comeback sauce" on the Nate Berkus Show with the cast of "The Help" set in Mississippi. Seems since then, the sauce has been the topic of many blogs and food shows as a regional thing that you use as everything from a salad dressing to a french fry dip. It sounds like a spiced-up catsup/mayo/mustard mix that everybody has some secret ingredient to make it their own. It doesn't sound like something that I would find appealing, but I'm interested if anyone else use it or for that matter is familliar with it for fries.
bwave
Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/08/27 08:38:01
Foodbme 
You contradict yourself. You say fries should be eaten plain then you say you put stuff on them. TRUE Fry Eaters only put salt on them if they're cooked properly.


I should have been more clear - I meant the fries themselves should be 100% potatoes.  No dextrose, no rice flour, no modified food starch, just 100% potatoes.

I eat fries plain w/ salt or with just vinegar/salt or will dip them in a sauce.  Just never ever with crispy coating!
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/08/27 12:13:51
I like salt, pepper, and granulated garlic on them.
ChrisOC
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2011/08/27 12:21:02
I like them with salt and malt vinegar.  If I am having the fries with a hot roast beef sandwich, then I really enjoy them with gravy.
qwertydvorak
Junior Burger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/01/20 18:17:14
Cocktail Sauce.  Nothing better. 
the grillman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/01/20 18:41:24
salt, for sure.  Ketchup is almost a must.  If at a brewpub, good malt vinegar is oftern available.
 
I'm definitely not among those who use ranch dressing....my wife does that for a special treat.  (for her only)  blech. 
Adjudicator
Sirloin
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/01/20 20:34:28
Sriracha Sauce.  What else? 
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/01/20 21:26:19
Depending on where I'm eating the fries, And, if the fries are worth eating, gravy, ketchup or, tarter sauce.
MoBob
Hamburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/01/21 06:37:18
Nigerian Peppa sauce... a very hot but flavorful blend of a local red pepper, garlic and oil.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/01/21 09:31:03
I do twice fried fries (frites Belgium style) and I like to experiment with each batch.  Sometimes horseradish, ketchup, hot sauce, gravy, plain, BBQ sauce or anything else I can think up.  Sometimes it is a bust but so what, I can always make more.
 
Paul E. Smith
KNoxville, TN
kevincad
Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/01/21 10:20:07
bwave

However you choose to eat your fries, never with crispy coating   BOYCOTT any restaurant that would dare serve such blasphemy!
French fries should be 100% potato only fried in oil, served hot with REGULAR salt  (not seasoned salt).

I like with vinegar, ketchup, A-1 or sweet and sour sauce.
Never with ranch!

Believe it or not, Burger King's new and improved french fries are REALLY good! That said, in western NY where I grew up, there was a local diner that had the best turkey gravy ever. You could get it on your fries, along with a cheeseburger you were in heaven! I really like good malt vinegar on fries, as well.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/01/21 10:51:49
Salt, pepper, Heinz Ketchup, and (if available) malt vinegar.  (One of the many reasons I am a fan of Five Guys - they provide malt vinegar). 
 
One of the tastiest things I've ever had on fries is Sauce Bearnaise - the "ketchup" of Denmark.  When we go to a steakhouse here in Dallas, that is my "potato" of choice.
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2012/01/21 15:39:50
Cosmos
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/01/21 14:05:12
Personally salt...maybe ketchup. My daughter likes to dip hers into a vanilla shake. I have a good friend at work who orders fries and mashed with gravy...she dips her fries into the mashed with gravy...its pretty good.
pineyhill
Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/14 16:47:06
Ok, I found this guy on youtube, he made me laugh so much I subscribed to his channel.  Shopdogsam . This vid about a french fry dip is mind boggling, would anyone try this?  He mixes marshmallow cream and yellow mustard.  Hopefully I can post this link.
 
http://www.youtube.com/wa...BCC1F7BD9&index=72
post edited by pineyhill - 2012/12/15 11:00:27
pineyhill
Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/14 16:48:52
He also has a good one on fried bologna sammich.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/14 18:22:34
We've got a place in Dallas that sprinkles finely chopped fresh garlic and parsley over their (excellent) fries. They're fantastic. Especially with their garlic laced creamy Italian dipping sauce.

ATT: MetroplexJim:  Farnatchi is 2 doors down from Fadi's in Knox Village. And they're BYOB!
 
http://www.farnatchi.com/Farnatchi_Home.html
post edited by Twinwillow - 2012/12/14 19:16:30
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/14 18:55:26
I had some fries at a restaurant called Dr. Dawgs-a wonderful garlic/ butter sauce. Best I have had in years.
carlton pierre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/14 19:08:59
I'm not a big Fry eater, but many times it's just salt.  other times it will be catsup, or mayo.. 
nobullbob1
Junior Burger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/15 08:04:14
Melted chedar cheese with hot chopped green chili's
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/15 08:59:44
Malt vinegar
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/15 09:46:03
Twinwillow

We've got a place in Dallas that sprinkles finely chopped fresh garlic and parsley over their (excellent) fries. They're fantastic. Especially with their garlic laced creamy Italian dipping sauce.

ATT: MetroplexJim:  Farnatchi is 2 doors down from Fadi's in Knox Village. And they're BYOB!

http://www.farnatchi.com/Farnatchi_Home.html


Thanks (yet again!). 
 
Mrs. Metro and I will visit over Christmas break.  I'll bring a quart of Coors Light; as you know, Mrs. Metro - (despite and even though she wasn't allowed to drive until she came to the U.S. for grad school!) - is the perfect "designated driver".  She'll be having water, no ice.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/15 12:25:49
Jim, they do a really nice peach iced tea for Mrs. Metro.
 
 
harriet1954
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/15 18:10:22
For most of my life, I enjoyed them either on their own, with ketchup, malt vinegar, sometimes mayonnaise. In November, 2011, though, I discovered Disco Fries...
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/15 21:35:20
Salt & Pepper on the fries. I am finally at the point when I can resist the urge to scream STOP when I see people putting any kind of sauce on fries. Progress.

With fries a hollandaise or sauce from Mr. Peter Luger works.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/15 22:43:24
Peter Luger? Didn't he invent a semi-automatic 9mm Parabellum pistol?
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/15 22:51:30
I'll ask my Father. He is a gun collector.
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/16 10:08:07
Michael, Peter Luger packs one in every steak, they are about $90 each. I'll be going back for another in June................
 

whatnameisnottaken
Junior Burger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/16 10:32:30
I just happen to be eating leftover fries this AM for breakfast! Covered in lemon pepper - YUM. But I also like ketchup, ketchup mixed with mayo, ranch, any kind of cheese sauce, chili.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/16 10:35:57
Right on with the Lemon Pepper.
Pigiron
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/16 10:41:41
There's a new trend of coating french fries with some kind of a batter.  The only thing this accomplishes is reducing my intake of french fries.  I love fries, but won't eat them "coated".  It's just awful.  
Root-Beer Man
Cheeseburger
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/16 11:01:21
While my usual fry coating of choice is malt vinegar and ketchup, I've also enjoyed them with Salsa Golf and even hummus and tahini, (when I lived in Israel). I'm willing to try almost anything, if it adds to the flavour.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:What goes on your fries? 2012/12/16 18:08:07
A mixture of Cholulu, mayo, ketchup and some salt.  Thats all.
 
The best fries I ever had was in Germany, France and Belgium.  They were twice fried and that is the way I always do them now.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
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