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French fries

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What are they served with, where you come from?
11 years ago, November 5th 2009 No: 21 Msg: #92274  
Curry & Coleslaw together is very big in the west of Ireland! We're a strange breed! Proper chips are the best.
Scraps make the fish and chips ten times better. Reply to this

11 years ago, November 5th 2009 No: 22 Msg: #92277  
Here is how to make the Hot Curry Sauce that is often served with chips, bought at Fish and Chip Shops in Ireland, so Shane and Jon can make it, instead of being deprived. 😊

Stir some flour into water and put in a cooking pot. Add some onions, a vegetable stock cube and curry powder. Then heat, while stirring to prevent lumps of flour forming. Then pour over the chips.

Here in Germany the curry sauce to go with the French Fries comes in a bottle or packet and is squeeqed onto the French Fries cold. Curry ketchup is also available in the supermarkets for the French Fries. Reply to this

11 years ago, November 5th 2009 No: 23 Msg: #92299  
Okay, Mel - thanks for the recipe - I just need to buy some coleslaw (it is one thing I do not make) and I'll have my curry & coleslaw fries experience. It won't be as good as the real thing in Ireland, but it will have to suffice for now. Reply to this

11 years ago, November 6th 2009 No: 24 Msg: #92379  
I feel like making the same thing, but my deep frier gave up a few weeks ago, so I will need to buy a new one, before I make more French fries. 😞 Reply to this

11 years ago, November 6th 2009 No: 25 Msg: #92426  
In Texas, french fries come with barbeque sauce (and ketchup too), YUMMY!!! :o)
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11 years ago, November 6th 2009 No: 26 Msg: #92434  
In Estonia, I saw they were most often served with what looked like creamy tomato salad dressing. I didnt try them. Reply to this

11 years ago, November 7th 2009 No: 27 Msg: #92530  
Mmm sweet potato fries! We make them all them time at home in our oven (because they're just as yummy as regular fries and better for you). Just buy a yam from the supermarket, cut it up, drizzle with olive oil, add a little seasoning and enjoy! :D

Poutine ... ha ha, SO Canadian; I love it! So bad for you, but super delicious!

And New York Fries is a franchise, it can be found in almost any shopping mall food court across the country. Definitely the best "fast food" fries out there! :D Reply to this

11 years ago, November 7th 2009 No: 28 Msg: #92613  

Mmm sweet potato fries! We make them all them time at home in our oven (because they're just as yummy as regular fries and better for you). Just buy a yam from the supermarket, cut it up, drizzle with olive oil, add a little seasoning and enjoy! :D


Yes, yummy indeed! 😊 And great with sour cream and lime sauce. 😊

Poutine ... ha ha, SO Canadian; I love it! So bad for you, but super delicious!


French fries are never good for you, so might as well do it right and put all kinds of bad stuff on them. Cheese, fatty cholosteral loaded sauces, plenty of salt..... 😉


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11 years ago, November 8th 2009 No: 29 Msg: #92642  
Here is my humble first effort of French Fries with Coleslaw and a Curry Sauce.

Whilst the French Fries were in the oven (I prefer it to frying), I prepared the sauce as per Mel's recipe suggestion in message 22. It was the first time I've ever tried a warm curry sauce with French Fries, and it will not be the last! It is great that such a simple meal can be so tasty :-) Reply to this

11 years ago, November 8th 2009 No: 30 Msg: #92662  
Look great Shane! 😊 The only cirtisism I would have for it, is that the the portions are too small. 😉 Reply to this

11 years ago, November 8th 2009 No: 31 Msg: #92663  
I thought so too when I finished the meal - there should have been more! Reply to this

11 years ago, November 8th 2009 No: 32 Msg: #92667  
Well, your waistline will thank you at least. 😊 Reply to this

11 years ago, November 9th 2009 No: 33 Msg: #92748  
A handful of grated cheese would also be good on that coleslaw. We often to that in Ireland, with meals such as the one you photographed in msg 29, Shane. 😊
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11 years ago, November 10th 2009 No: 34 Msg: #93014  
Here in Vietnam they serve chips (the chunky kind the Shane made, often crinkle cut too) with dark soy sauce. It's surprisingly delicious.
There is always sweet chilli sauce on the side too. Reply to this

11 years ago, November 11th 2009 No: 35 Msg: #93120  
Did you all know that French fries are actually from Belgium? Why are they called French fries? Reply to this

11 years ago, November 11th 2009 No: 36 Msg: #93129  
Probably something to do with history and politics. Was there a time when France dominated everything that went on in Belgium and claimed it as their own?

But, are you sure French Fries are actually just Belgian? Frying potatoes seems like something everybody in the world is likely to do, even without inspiration from France or Belgium. But, that takes us back to the question of why they are called French Fries, rather than World Fries, or even Belgian Fries. :D Reply to this

11 years ago, December 16th 2009 No: 37 Msg: #96452  
Normally it will just be catsup from where I am at right now... there are no chillies or some variation... its ok but everytime I would get myself some fries, I would get some smoothies and dip it in for some sweetness. Reply to this

11 years ago, December 22nd 2009 No: 38 Msg: #97128  
If french fries were a sin, I'd be eternally in hell. @_@

The curry and coleslaw combo is something new to me, but I'd certainly try it out since curry is another sin of mine. xD

Here we only have it plain, crispy, soggy, with salt, with salt and pepper, with pepper only, with ketchup/catsup, with mushroom/chicken/beef gravy or mixed with onion and sweet potato fries. @_@

Personally, I dip it in my sundae or in spaghetti sauce. It's just versatile! Reply to this

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