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French fries

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Originally part of Cooking
What are they served with, where you come from?
11 years ago, June 30th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #78014  
The best comfort food i ever had while i ws away in canada was POUTINE!!!!

If anyone has heard of it or tried it then please post 😊

For those of you who do not know it is homemade chips (skin on) with melted cheese and then hot thick gravy over the top ... dont knock it til youve tried it lol Reply to this

11 years ago, July 1st 2009 No: 2 Msg: #78064  
I actually saw a photo of Poutine. A Canadian person posted it on the internet.

It looks like the enemy of those wanting to achieve the bikini body. :D But I certainly wouldnt knock it. Looks delicious!

The Dutch version of it(my boyfriend is Dutch) would be french fries with mayonaise, curry sauce and raw onions.

In Ireland(where I come from), a favourite is french fries with hot curry sauce. Reply to this

11 years ago, July 1st 2009 No: 3 Msg: #78082  
I think french fries are the best comfort food out there. It doesn't matter what country you are in, there is always a good version of the meal somewhere. Also, I find the blandness of the meal is great if my stomach is starting to perform a few tricks.

There are some interesting variations, for example in Taiwan, they use sweet potatoes instead of what we'd normally have in Australia (amongst others) - and it has a very different taste. Reply to this

11 years ago, July 2nd 2009 No: 4 Msg: #78191  
Does anyone reading this like mustard on their French Fries? A peruvian girl told me they put mustard on their French Fries in Peru.

There is a place in Munich train station where I often buy French Fries. As well as Mayonaise, Ketchup and curry sauce there is also mustard available. I never put the mustard on, because I am not so sure about how good that would taste. Reply to this

11 years ago, July 2nd 2009 No: 5 Msg: #78199  
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Shane - they do kumara (sweet potato) chips in NZ, not bad either :-P

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11 years ago, July 3rd 2009 No: 6 Msg: #78280  
Yeah ive tried sweet potato so i think it would taste great as chips! But poutine is an amazing comfort food coz its all sloppy and its got cheese and lets face it the best meals have got cheese hahaha Reply to this

11 years ago, July 5th 2009 No: 7 Msg: #78417  
When I lived in Toronto, Canada I used to go to a place that served hand made French Fries. I loved the melted cheese sauce they served to dip them in. I used to order the biggest size which was probably intended for a family, and eat it all myself. 😊 The place was called New York Fries. Do you know that place Rachel? I highly recommend it, if you havent tried it yet.
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11 years ago, July 5th 2009 No: 8 Msg: #78439  
No i dont think i have tried that one ... where abouts in Canada is it or is it a national chain??

While i was there i stayed in Toronto ... Waterloo/Kitchener ... Montreal mainly. Reply to this

11 years ago, July 5th 2009 No: 9 Msg: #78440  
The one I went to was in the Eaton Shopping Center in Down Town Toronto. But, they are probably in a lot of places. I think it is a franchise store. Reply to this

11 years ago, July 5th 2009 No: 10 Msg: #78442  
yeah i know where you mean now ... i went to the eaton shopping centre a few times while i was there ... the food courts were just vast compared to anything in england!!! Reply to this

11 years ago, July 6th 2009 No: 11 Msg: #78534  
In Aleppo in Syria, they served a french fries shwarma - just think of a normal chicken or lamb one, and replace it with french fries! The best thing was that it only cost me about 50 cents! It was one of the best value meals I've ever had on my travels.

The photo on the right is the place I'm referring to - they served other shwarmas as well - but that french fries version will always live in my memory.
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11 years ago, July 6th 2009 No: 12 Msg: #78554  
In Ireland many of us like to put salt and vinegar on our French Fries.

The best places to get hand made chips(French Fries) with salt an vinegar on them, in Dublin Ireland are.

1. Leo Burdock's

2. Beshoffs

I go to both of them, at least once every time I visit Dublin. Reply to this

11 years ago, November 5th 2009 No: 13 Msg: #92174  
Sorry Mel but McDonaghs in Galway beats both hands down!! I have to be biased though!

In Ireland we put a lot of different things on
Curry & Cheese
Curry & Coleslaw
Garlic & Cheese
Cheese & Coleslaw
Curry
Cheese
Garlic
Coleslaw
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11 years ago, November 5th 2009 No: 14 Msg: #92175  
I havent yet visited McDonaghs in Galway. In fact it has been around 15 years since I was in Galway at all. Since you recommend it, I will try McDonaghs next time I am in Galway. 😊 Reply to this

11 years ago, November 5th 2009 No: 15 Msg: #92179  
Wow, Curry and Coleslaw - now that sounds like an interesting combination! Would love to try it one day! Reply to this

11 years ago, November 5th 2009 No: 16 Msg: #92185  
Curry and coleslaw sounds delicious! No such luck for me in Ukraine: the standard is ketchup or mayonnaise, and occasonally dill.

J. Reply to this

11 years ago, November 5th 2009 No: 17 Msg: #92189  
Curry or Coleslaw, to be more accurate. Not so sure they would taste so good, with both on them. Reply to this

11 years ago, November 5th 2009 No: 18 Msg: #92246  
Where I'm from they are chips not French Fries and you can't beat Mushy Peas with your Fish, Chips and scraps! Reply to this

11 years ago, November 5th 2009 No: 19 Msg: #92252  
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Back here, french fries are served with either ketchup/tomato or banana sauce, or a combination of ketchup and mayonnaise. With some salt too. Reply to this

11 years ago, November 5th 2009 No: 20 Msg: #92259  
Yes in Peru they use mustard but they will have 10 or 15 different sauces that they pile on by the spoonful.
In Australia we eat chips with gravy.Delicious Reply to this

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