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French fries

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Does anyone knows a place where I can get really good French frites?

I mean, the style they are cooked in Brussels
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Old 29.10.2011, 19:13
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Re: French fries

Pommes Frites at King´s Cave is pretty good.

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Re: French fries

I never ate french fries in Brussels but I would recommend Sternen Grill at Bellevue in Zürich. You can have them with the very popular mustard for which Sternen Grill is known or just with ketchup. I am not a big fries eater but I like them best there.
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Re: French fries

Another misnomer - the fries ( pommes frites ) were from Belgium, hence original:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_fries

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Belgian journalist Jo Gérard has claimed that a family manuscript dated 1781 recounts that potatoes were fried prior to 1680 in what was then the Spanish Netherlands (present-day Belgium), in the Meuse valley: "The inhabitants of Namur, Andenne, had the custom of fishing in the Meuse for small fish and frying, especially among the poor, but when the river was frozen and fishing became hazardous, they cut potatoes in the form of small fish and put them in a fryer like those here...

Some Belgians believe that the term "French" was introduced when American soldiers arrived in Belgium during World War I, and consequently tasted Belgian fries. They supposedly called them "French", as it was the official language of the Belgian Army at that time...
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Another misnomer - the fries ( pommes frites ) were from Belgium, hence original:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_fries
So they are not Belgian at all. They are Spanish. Either way, fries in Belgium are wicked good! Love.


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But correct me if I'm wrong, isn't the proper way to eat them with mayonnaise? Or is that just Dutch (I guess it's called friet saus).
Not really. There is a plethora of different sauces to choose from.
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So they are not Belgian at all. They are Spanish. Either way, fries in Belgium are wicked good! Love.




Not really. There is a plethora of different sauces to choose from.

Spanish.....thats debatable
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Re: French fries

I used to love the Frites stands in eastern Germany. nom nom nom

Haven't seen a thing like it though here in CH.
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Re: French fries

I don't know Belgian fries, but the ones in the Viadukt Restaurant are really good! (they are maybe not french fries at all though )
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Hello,

Does anyone knows a place where I can get really good French frites?

I mean, the style they are cooked in Brussels
Just buy a jar of mayonaise and most frozen oven bake chips will take you back to Brussels.
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Re: French fries

Slammer is mooooving to Aaantwerpen, lalala!
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You mean the double fried in cow fat (graisse de bœuf)? Nowhere in this country.
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Re: French fries

In Amsterdam I saw fries being served with sugar !!!! AAARRG ! An insult to this delicacy !
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In Amsterdam I saw fries being served with sugar !!!! AAARRG ! An insult to this delicacy !
They do that in northeast China as well, although it's more fried potato wedges than fries.
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Re: French fries

Best with mayonaise, onions and sate sauce :-)
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