It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, maybe the second most wonderful. No, it’s not Christmas. It’s National French Fry Day!
Did you know the average American eats 30 pounds of French fries a year? Well it’s true. And with all that nomming, those fries better be good!
You may think yourself a fry connoisseur, but we’re betting you haven’t tried all of the outrageous fries below.
1. Jump Lump Crab Cheese Fries
Found at Varga Bar in Philadelphia. these beauties are thin-cut with truffle oil, jumbo lump crab meat, melted white cheddar, and parmesan.
2. Goat Cheese Fries
Fries smothered with fresh goat cheese and raspberry sauce. The perfect combo of sweet and savory! Also try the Peanut Buttercup fries—sweet potato fries topped with Nutella and peanut butter—both from Fresh Fries Truck, Los Angeles.
3. Chile and Cocoa Waffle Fries
Waffle fries dusted with chilis and—that’s right—cocoa powder. Sounds crazy, but the folks at Max Brenner, NYC say it’s a fan favorite.
4. Pommes Frites with Pomegranate Teriyaki Mayo
At Pommes Frites, NYC, the secret’s in the sauce. The entire restaurant only serves one thing: Belgian-style fries, and they have perfected all kinds of funky dipping sauces, from pomegranate teriyaki mayo to Vietnamese pineapple mayo, smoked eggplant mayo, Irish curry sauce, and more.
5. Crack Fries
Don’t worry, there’s nothing illegal in these fries. They’re just that addictive.
The fries, served at HopCat in Grand Rapids look simple enough, but there’s one twist: they’re battered in light beer, making them the perfect complement to your burgers and beer.
6. Cheese fries in a tortilla shell
Gimicky? Maybe. Delicious? Absolutely.
Susie’s Drive Thru in Chicago has been serving their cheese-smothered fries in a crunchy tortilla shell for 40 years, and people can’t get enough.
7. Big Mac Fries
This is literally just a couple of McDonald’s Big Macs cut up and tossed with fries. But—when you’re having a fast food craving—there’s no denying it’ll hit the spot.
No judgment here.
8. Eggs Benedict Fries
Just swap out that English muffin for French fries and you have the ultimate brunch!
9. Chili Fries
If you’ve ever dished beef chili out over Fritos, you know it’s a winning combo. Just trade those Fritos out for French fries and you have a party dish that’ll have guests coming back for more!
10. Avocado Fries
As you may have noticed, avocados are having a trendy moment right now. Get with the times and ditch your potatoes and make avocado fries instead.
Serve with sriracha instead of ketchup for extra hip points.
11. Baked Chili Fries
Fried poblanos and jalapenos. For a side dish with a kick!
12. Lemon Basil Yam Fries
Yams baked with garlic, red pepper flakes, basil, and lemon zest. Definitely not your mama’s French fries!
If you’re from Canada, this probably looks familiar. For everyone else: poutine is a Quebecois dish made with French fries, cheese curds, and gravy. It may not be the prettiest dish, but it’s the ultimate comfort food.
Happy National French Fry Day, everyone!
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