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  • Though we may never know where the first potato was sliced and fried.

  • With both France and Belgium claiming ownership, the creation of fries made an impact worldwide.

  • We'll explore the popular accompaniments to fries that make them unique in places around the world.

  • Patatje Oorlog or war fries are fries topped with mayonnaise, thick peanuts saté sauce, and diced raw onions.

  • It's no mystery that Americans love bacon.

  • Bacon is so popular that it's likely to be put on everything.

  • Burgers, drinks, they even have bacon wrapped foods.

  • A similar sentiment exists for American fries, which are topped with cheese and, of course, bacon.

  • Patatas bravas are cube shaped fried potatoes tossed in or topped with brava sauce.

  • Brava sauce is a combination of oil, spicy and sweet smoked paprika, corn starch and broth.

  • However, there are many variations, like using tomato sauce or hot sauce to achieve the red color and thick consistency.

  • Patatas bravas is typically served as an appetizer or side dish.

  • Moules frites can be best described as a Belgian dish with a French name.

  • The combination of mussels and fries in Belgium is just as popular as fish and chips in the UK.

  • Thanks to the completion of the Villa Brooke Canal in 1561, seafood flowed readily into the heart of Belgium daily, with mussels being a cheap alternative when fish supply was low in the wintertime.

  • In Belgium and France, as well as many European countries, mayonnaise works better than the acidic nature of ketchup that often accompanies fries in other parts of the world.

  • Both countries use a double frying technique in animal fat.

  • The first round softens and cooks the potatoes, and the second round creates a crispy outer layer.

  • Mayonnaise is thick, creamy and fatty, and this works well with crunchy warm fries.

  • The poutine in Quebec, this Canadian snack can be found almost anywhere in the country.

  • Poutine is fries topped with white cheddar cheese curds, covered in warm gravy.

  • Fresh cheese is highly important for many people in Quebec.

  • It has a milder taste and a softer texture from the presence of moisture, which is great for melting and eating with fries.

  • This national dish is one many people may recognize.

  • Fish and chips is battered fish and fries.

  • Many Brits value a crispy on the outside, flaky on the inside fish and chips that are crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, seasoned with salt and vinegar.

  • Popular accompaniments to the dish are mushy peas, pickled onions and curry sauce.

  • Because of English rule over India for almost a century, curry and curry chips are extremely popular in Irish and English cuisine.

  • Irish curry sauce is a milder, sweeter version of curry, but many people in Ireland and the UK also eat their chips with Chinese takeaway curry sauce, which is a bit more savory.

  • Originating in Lima, Peru.

  • Salty Papa's is a popular street food. Fries are topped with thinly sliced hot dogs and could be garnished with cheese or fried egg.

  • Some popular sauce choices are mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise and ají.

  • Salty Papa's is now widely popular in Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and other neighboring Latin American countries.

  • The finished dish Makkaraperunat is fries topped with sausages.

  • Accompaniments include dice pickles and onions, ketchup, mustard and sometimes mayonnaise.

  • Chipsi Mayai is one of Tanzania's most popular street foods, it's basically a fries omelet.

  • It's typically served as the side of Kachumbari and chili peppers or chili sauce.

  • Because this dish is easy to make, you can customize it to your liking.

  • Swap in sweet potatoes.

  • Add onions and peppers to the omelet mixture or add meat.

  • These fries are a specialty in parts of Kenya.

  • To create the masala, you need tomato paste or sauce and a mixture of spices like coriander, cumin and chili powder.

  • He makes the fries in the sauce and end up with spicy, flavorful fries.

  • There are also variations that mixed dry spices with corn starch to coat the fries before frying.

  • Patso is a Turkish fries sandwich.

  • The local street food is not only popular, it's affordable. With one patso being under $1, the sandwich stuffed with fries can come with cheese, meat and toppings like ketchup and mayonnaise.

  • A Cuban frita is a burger topped with Julian or shoestring fries, sandwich between a Cuban bun.

  • Because of Cuba's proximity to cities in Florida, Miami has become a hub of Cuban fritas.

  • Places like El Rey de las Fritas have mastered the recipe and continue to bring this delicious burger and fry combination to their customers.

  • A standard gyros in Greece includes tzatziki, meat, tomatoes, onions and fries.

  • It's a popular street food enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

  • The Greek word gyro is used to describe the circling motion of the rotisserie that holds the meat.

  • Though the history is highly debated and unclear, gyros likely came into popularity in the 1920s and then spread to places outside of Greece like the U.S.

  • While the dispute may never be settled about who first fried potato, we can't appreciate a great fry and the amazing condiments, toppings and pairings it comes with.

  • Let us know in the comments below how you enjoy your fries.

Though we may never know where the first potato was sliced and fried.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/24
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