The most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums EatingTours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider
Forum Themes:
Welcome !

 Name that Roadfood side dish

Author Message
JRPfeff

  • Total Posts: 2370
  • Joined: 12/1/2006
  • Location: Pewaukee, WI & Fuquay-Varina, NC
Name that Roadfood side dish Thu, 06/25/09 7:43 PM (permalink)
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.
 
#1
    MilwFoodlovers

    • Total Posts: 3091
    • Joined: 3/31/2001
    • Location: Milwaukee, WI
    Re:Name that Roadfood side dish Thu, 06/25/09 8:09 PM (permalink)
    Poutine tater chips?
     
    #2
      JRPfeff

      • Total Posts: 2370
      • Joined: 12/1/2006
      • Location: Pewaukee, WI & Fuquay-Varina, NC
      Re:Name that Roadfood side dish Thu, 06/25/09 10:53 PM (permalink)
      Mike - You are absolutely incorrect.
       
      #3
        myterry2

        • Total Posts: 526
        • Joined: 4/15/2007
        • Location: Lake Forest, IL
        Re:Name that Roadfood side dish Thu, 06/25/09 11:01 PM (permalink)
        Looks like fried potatoes with either gravy or some kind of sauce..
        Terry
         
        #4
          JRPfeff

          • Total Posts: 2370
          • Joined: 12/1/2006
          • Location: Pewaukee, WI & Fuquay-Varina, NC
          Re:Name that Roadfood side dish Fri, 06/26/09 8:38 AM (permalink)
          myterry2 -

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

          Jim
           
          #5
            BuddyRoadhouse

            • Total Posts: 4077
            • Joined: 12/10/2004
            • Location: Des Plaines, IL
            Re:Name that Roadfood side dish Fri, 06/26/09 3:40 PM (permalink)
            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.

            Buddy
             
            #6
              sunnyside up

              • Total Posts: 126
              • Joined: 1/22/2005
              • Location: Youngstown, OH
              Re:Name that Roadfood side dish Fri, 06/26/09 3:54 PM (permalink)

              I remember having a dish like that in Wisconsin. I think they were called "Yanks".
               
              #7
                JRPfeff

                • Total Posts: 2370
                • Joined: 12/1/2006
                • Location: Pewaukee, WI & Fuquay-Varina, NC
                Re:Name that Roadfood side dish Fri, 06/26/09 4:04 PM (permalink)
                Here's a hint.

                I was dining in this area earlier this week - that side dish was not from one of these places.
                 
                #8
                  TJ Jackson

                  • Total Posts: 4484
                  • Joined: 7/26/2003
                  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
                  Re:Name that Roadfood side dish Fri, 06/26/09 4:56 PM (permalink)
                  Chip Butty?
                   
                  #9
                    JRPfeff

                    • Total Posts: 2370
                    • Joined: 12/1/2006
                    • Location: Pewaukee, WI & Fuquay-Varina, NC
                    Re:Name that Roadfood side dish Fri, 06/26/09 10:38 PM (permalink)
                    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.
                     
                    #10
                      enginecapt

                      • Total Posts: 3486
                      • Joined: 6/4/2004
                      • Location: Fontana, CA
                      Re:Name that Roadfood side dish Fri, 06/26/09 10:52 PM (permalink)
                      I like a well-done patty melt. Speaking about the bread, not the meat.
                       
                      #11
                        ynotryme

                        • Total Posts: 562
                        • Joined: 8/20/2006
                        • Location: mansfield, TX
                        Re:Name that Roadfood side dish Sat, 06/27/09 12:36 AM (permalink)
                        How good was the gravy?
                         
                        #12
                          JRPfeff

                          • Total Posts: 2370
                          • Joined: 12/1/2006
                          • Location: Pewaukee, WI & Fuquay-Varina, NC
                          Re:Name that Roadfood side dish Sat, 06/27/09 9:18 AM (permalink)
                          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.


                           
                          #13
                            analei

                            • Total Posts: 533
                            • Joined: 10/9/2008
                            • Location: ONTARIO, CANADA
                            Re:Name that Roadfood side dish Sun, 09/13/09 10:50 PM (permalink)
                            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.
                             
                            #14
                              Online Bookmarks Sharing: Share/Bookmark

                              Jump to:

                              Current active users

                              There are 0 members and 2 guests.

                              Icon Legend and Permission

                              • New Messages
                              • No New Messages
                              • Hot Topic w/ New Messages
                              • Hot Topic w/o New Messages
                              • Locked w/ New Messages
                              • Locked w/o New Messages
                              • Read Message
                              • Post New Thread
                              • Reply to message
                              • Post New Poll
                              • Submit Vote
                              • Post reward post
                              • Delete my own posts
                              • Delete my own threads
                              • Rate post

                              2000-2014 ASPPlayground.NET Forum Version 3.9
                              What is Roadfood?  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright 2011 - Roadfood.com