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Stephen Rushmore Jr.

French Fry Style Mon, 05/19/03 9:12 PM (permalink)
French Fry Style
  • Steak Fries (29%)
  • Thin & Straight (47%)
  • Curly (11%)
  • Spicy Fries (14%)
Total Votes = 660
 
#1
    Danhx

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    • Joined: 4/28/2003
    • Location: Greenville, NC
    RE: French Fry Style Wed, 05/21/03 5:39 PM (permalink)
    I would have figured a stronger showing from the spicy fries.
     
    #2
      pigface

      • Total Posts: 406
      • Joined: 3/15/2003
      • Location: Detroit, MI
      RE: French Fry Style Wed, 05/21/03 5:58 PM (permalink)
      Straight Cut
      Peals on the Tater
      Fried in Beef Tallow

      My Cheeze Prize response was kicked to the Curb
       
      #3
        BigGlenn

        RE: French Fry Style Thu, 05/22/03 1:25 AM (permalink)
        Most burger chains, fearing the Health Nuts no longer add enough salt to their fries! I don't eat at a Burger Chain because I am Health Conscious, I eat there because it is comfort food, it is supposed to be fast and I expect the food to taste just as it did the last thousand times I ate there. But.....Not any more! I have all but given up on them. Now I just rely on Roadfood.Com for the good memories.
         
        #4
          scbuzz

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          • Joined: 3/7/2003
          • Location: Sumter, SC
          RE: French Fry Style Mon, 05/26/03 9:18 AM (permalink)
          Although not mentioned, my really favorite fries style is thin cut, fried crispy and covered in chili, melted cheese and chopped peppers (preferably jalapenos) !
           
          #5
            practans

            • Total Posts: 24
            • Joined: 5/9/2003
            • Location: Cape May, NJ
            RE: French Fry Style Sat, 05/31/03 6:27 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by scbuzz

            Although not mentioned, my really favorite fries style is thin cut, fried crispy and covered in chili, melted cheese and chopped peppers (preferably jalapenos) !


            Can you order them with a side of Lipitor?
             
            #6
              urbanguy

              • Total Posts: 3
              • Joined: 6/2/2003
              • Location: Bowie, MD
              RE: French Fry Style Mon, 06/2/03 7:26 PM (permalink)
              Thrasher's fries with old bay seasoning!
              Boardwalk fries with Heinz malt vinegar.
              Those are my two faves. Both are deep fried in peanut oil.
               
              #7
                ocdreamr

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                • Joined: 3/12/2003
                • Location: Wilmington, NC
                RE: French Fry Style Mon, 06/2/03 8:47 PM (permalink)
                Urbanguy

                The thrashers require seagulls swooping in to get a fry(maybe dive bombing is a better way to say it!). Like mine with vinegar & salt, the old Bay is fairly new, I'm from the old school. Another thing that makes Thrashers so good is that they are made from fresh potatoes not frozen.
                 
                #8
                  Stephen Rushmore Jr.

                  RE: French Fry Style Mon, 06/2/03 10:04 PM (permalink)
                  What are thrashers?
                   
                  #9
                    ocdreamr

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                    • Location: Wilmington, NC
                    RE: French Fry Style Mon, 06/2/03 11:20 PM (permalink)
                    Thrashers is the name of a place in Ocean City MD that does french fries, that's all they do. When you go there in season there will be a long line waiting, you get your fries & walk the boardwalk munching. As you walk away from the stand the seagulls start to beg for a fry too!! Boardwalk fries were styled after them but are sold in malls. Anyone from the area just calls them Thrashers, every body knows what they mean.
                     
                    #10
                      MoBob

                      • Total Posts: 82
                      • Joined: 4/13/2003
                      • Location: Houston, TX
                      RE: French Fry Style Sun, 06/15/03 9:21 AM (permalink)
                      I was disappointed I could not vote for "Crinkle Cut". That is my all time favorite Drive In or Diner fry.
                       
                      #11
                        jpatweb

                        • Total Posts: 232
                        • Joined: 2/3/2001
                        • Location: Alexandria, VA
                        RE: French Fry Style Mon, 06/16/03 3:15 PM (permalink)
                        Twice-fried potatoes, as served in Belgium, Holland, and France, are my favorites. One of the best representations of this style in the U.S. can be found at Pommes Frites, a french fry shop on 2nd Avenue in Manhattan (just a short walk from the 2nd Avenue Deli).
                         
                        #12
                          Grizzly

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                          • Joined: 9/17/2003
                          • Location: San Diego, CA
                          RE: French Fry Style Fri, 11/7/03 5:11 PM (permalink)
                          To me all french fried potatoes are awesome. Embrace all fries, no matter their origin.

                          Seriously, some great fries I have had include:

                          Shakey's: When I was a wee little one, we used to go their as a family with another family that were close friends. We would order pizzas, fried chicken and "Mojos". Mojos were fried potato slices, that were seasoned in a way I can only remember, but not describe. They were kind of spice, but not hot. One of my warm childhood memories.

                          Fuddruckers: They're kind of skimpy on the portions, but they sling a good fry. The best part for me is there is an awesome Jalapeno Cheese sauce on the condiment bar. All you can eat. And we eat all we can when we go there.

                          Red Robin: Nothing special about their crispy steak fries, except they are all you can eat. I make the waits come back at least three times.

                          and finally a local place: The Denver Diner on the corner of Colfax and Speer in Denver. Their 'side order of fries' is 2.99, but it is a full oval dinner plate heaping with fries. I'm thinking a pound and a half. I love that place.
                           
                          #13
                            joetank

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                            • Joined: 8/25/2002
                            • Location: Saint Louis, MO
                            RE: French Fry Style Fri, 11/7/03 6:37 PM (permalink)
                            I liked the chips at Dionysus in Tottenham Court Road in London.

                            They'd fry them, put them in some kind of bin to keep them warm, and scoop them into a paper cone when you order them (by which time they'd be kind of soggy). Then I'd put tons of salt and vinegar on them, so they'd get soggier.

                            But they still tasted great.

                             
                            #14
                              Ort. Carlton.

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                              • Location: Athens, GA
                              RE: French Fry Style Fri, 11/7/03 8:53 PM (permalink)
                              Dearfolk,
                              We have a place here that has Belgian-style twice-fried fries served with a variety of mayonnaise-based dipping sauces. It's Achim's K-Bob. Achim (guiseundheit!) is a horn player who came from Germany to Georgia for a music degree and ended up opening first one and now two restaurants specializing in Belgian fries and K-Bob sandwiches. When I lose some more of my extra-Ort.ness, I will go for an order of fries, but no combos for me until I shrink some more!
                              Now I'm off to see the wizard... the Abbey Ale at Copper Creek Brewing is about to run out tonight, and I want another pint or two before it's goney-goney.
                              Salutorially As Well As Gustatorially, Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia, Which Is Not A Bad Place To Be Stuck If You Have To Be Stuck Someplace.
                               
                              #15
                                pineyhill

                                • Total Posts: 87
                                • Joined: 11/7/2003
                                • Location: West Salem, WI
                                RE: French Fry Style Fri, 11/7/03 9:47 PM (permalink)
                                I got hooked on the Quebec concoction called "poutine". Fries with cheese curd and brown gravy on top. Haven't had poutine in quite a while, still have fond memories of it.

                                Here's a link to help describe what poutine is.....

                                http://athleteca.tierranet.com/poutine_the_treat_of_quebec.htm

                                 
                                #16
                                  Argent

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                                  • Joined: 6/1/2003
                                  • Location: new market, MD
                                  RE: French Fry Style Fri, 11/7/03 11:29 PM (permalink)
                                  Fresh waffle cuts, Fried in Peanut oil.
                                  The best iI have had is Nathans on Coney Island.
                                  Watching The whole Potato sliced directly into the fryer , Skin and all.
                                  Man, I need a road trip.
                                   
                                  #17
                                    Argent

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                                    • Joined: 6/1/2003
                                    • Location: new market, MD
                                    RE: French Fry Style Fri, 11/7/03 11:32 PM (permalink)
                                    Fresh waffle cuts, Fried in Peanut oil.
                                    The best iI have had is Nathans on Coney Island.
                                    Watching The whole Potato sliced directly into the fryer , Skin and all.
                                    Man, I need a road trip.
                                     
                                    #18
                                      flowercat

                                      • Total Posts: 48
                                      • Joined: 9/23/2003
                                      • Location: New Orleans, LA
                                      RE: French Fry Style Sat, 11/8/03 8:33 AM (permalink)
                                      I love Nathan's fries! After that it's the french fries at All American Burger in Massapequa.

                                      Do Tater Tots count as fries?
                                       
                                      #19
                                        spadoman

                                        • Total Posts: 228
                                        • Joined: 9/22/2003
                                        • Location: St. Paul, MN
                                        RE: French Fry Style Sat, 11/8/03 8:41 AM (permalink)
                                        Years ago I cooked at a place on the Canadian border in the middle of the woods. In Winter, the snowmobilers came to this place for gas and a beer. The owner decided to start making fries to go with the burgers.
                                        He used fresh potatos and cut them with a hand powered contraption. We sprinkled them with ascorbic acid so they wouldn't turn black in ten minutes.
                                        These Canadians, though, wanted brown gravy on them. I started making a packaged restaurant gravy and they were happy.
                                        Is this familiar to any Canadians as a Canadian thing, eh?
                                         
                                        #20
                                          seafarer john

                                          RE: French Fry Style Sat, 11/8/03 8:58 AM (permalink)
                                          Strange things are happening: Today when I opened my E-Mail there were seven messages from "Do Not EMailWebmaster @Roadfood.com". The messages were in reference to my purported request to be notified about "French fries", and purportedly "Argent" and "Flowercat" had responded to my enquiry.
                                          As french fries are pretty low on my priority list of foods I do not think I ever made such a request and my search of the site does not turn up such a request. In any case there seems to be no message from either Argent or Flowercat that in any way refers to an inquiry from me or anyone else. What the Hell is going on? Is someone
                                          hacking our site? Did someone press a wrong button? Or is this just another electronic glitch that we will file away with other mysteries like the treasure of Oak Island, or Rosewell, or the disappearance of Judge Carter?
                                           
                                          #21
                                            mayor al

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                                            • Location: Louisville area, Southern Indiana
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                                            RE: French Fry Style Sat, 11/8/03 9:05 AM (permalink)
                                            John...
                                            Full Moon Last Night and Full Lunar Eclipse tonight. I believe you are caught in the ebb-tide of The Internet Triangle !
                                             
                                            #22
                                              Spudnut

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                                              • Joined: 6/30/2003
                                              • Location: New York, NY
                                              RE: French Fry Style Sat, 11/8/03 10:16 AM (permalink)
                                              I love all fries...and love them even more with vinegar, which freaked out almost everyone I knew while growing up but, I'm glad to see, is more commonplace elsewhere.
                                               
                                              #23
                                                jgleduc

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                                                • Joined: 4/26/2003
                                                • Location: Providence, RI
                                                RE: French Fry Style Sat, 11/8/03 10:49 AM (permalink)
                                                Far too many french fries are not worth eating. Bland, dry, mealy - what's the point? I don't have any particular favorite style, just that they be done well. There's an old Italian restaurant in town that everyone loves,[url='http://www.angelosonthehill.com/']Angelo's Civita Farnese[/url], that has a little quirk I've not encountered elsewhere. Side orders of (excellent) meatballs or sausage are served with a small pile of french fries as well. The fries are very good, dark in color, tender, a good mix of crisp and moist. It's fun to use them to wipe up the tomato sauce left on the plate.
                                                 
                                                #24
                                                  garykg6

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                                                  • Joined: 6/22/2003
                                                  • Location: tampa, FL
                                                  RE: French Fry Style Sat, 11/8/03 11:14 AM (permalink)
                                                  in Tampa, 'Mel's hotdogs' has super waffle fries, as does 'Chic'file'
                                                  McDonalds used to have a great fry when they cooked with lard, but alas, so-called health nut pressures took their toll.....why the hell would anyone even think about eating 'healthy' in a joint like that?
                                                   
                                                  #25
                                                    Route 11

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                                                    • Location: Howardsville, VA
                                                    RE: French Fry Style Sat, 11/8/03 11:17 AM (permalink)
                                                    I must say that I ususally stay away from this place in order to preserve what's left of my digestive tract...
                                                    But Tastee Freez has great fries...
                                                    My main weakness is the Summer House in Southwick, MA where they serve some excellent fries in cups just like at the beach.
                                                     
                                                    #26
                                                      pennypincher

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                                                      • Joined: 5/25/2003
                                                      • Location: Prescott, AZ
                                                      RE: French Fry Style Sat, 11/8/03 11:45 AM (permalink)

                                                      I agree with some others who think that "Nathans"
                                                      french fries are tops to an extent, that being
                                                      that the best are at Nathans in Coney Island &
                                                      the other Nathans french fries are secondary, IMHO.

                                                      Whoops, I don't think we should call them french
                                                      fries but freedom fries to be politically correct.
                                                       
                                                      #27
                                                        seafarer john

                                                        RE: French Fry Style Sat, 11/8/03 5:15 PM (permalink)
                                                        Problrm solved. Somehow the "subscribe t this page" button was turned on on my computer. Shut it off "unsubscribed" and all is back to its normal semi chaos.
                                                         
                                                        #28
                                                          peppertree

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                                                          • Location: Austin(Brooklyn guy), TX
                                                          RE: French Fry Style Sat, 11/8/03 5:51 PM (permalink)
                                                          Nathan's French Fries crinkle cut. The best.

                                                          Try the fries at Avalon's in Houston. All varieties.
                                                           
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