.....is the best among fastfood chains.
McD's french fries
Amongst FFCs perhaps, but who cares?
Best chips come from a chippy. wrapped in paper rather than in a waxed cup. The wrapper keeps them warm until you can find a bench with a view, anywhere near Sydney Harbour would do.
And ask for a couple of scallops. New South Welsh for a battered slice of potato elsewhere known as potato cakes. Damn fine food.
The best fries used to be from Wendy's until they changed them to "natural cut" which is a big laugh.
Now I think Sonic holds the title.
Not sure if they vary from country to country, but as far as UK incarnations of the international chains go I'd vote for BK -- they're slightly crispier and more substantial than the competition.
That's because they bathe them in baking powder to soak up oil and the "crisp" you taste is a combination of burnt fat and powdered starch. Gross.
I have to side with Attila here.
If McD's french fries are the best around you either
* Never had anything else, or
* Live under the mistaken assumption that the word "french" has a different function other than to sound good in combination with "fries" because your average fries in actual France are too big, under cooked and soaked with fat so that would indeed make McD's fries look good.
McD's does have the best fries.
The coated fries from BK are just gross. Wendy's new fries aren't bad, but there's usually too much salt on them.
The best fries I've had were from a hotdog stand. Crinkle-cut & cooked just-so.
July 3rd, 2011 12:41pm
McD fries are too thin and have proportionally too thick a "skin" and are way too salty yet still slightly insipid. Of course all skinny fries are actually shit but I maintain BK's are the least shit.
The best fries I know are made in a little stall at the central market in Ghent, Belgium. They are made from fresh potatoes, which they have previously peeled and stored in buckets of cold water, which are cut and then fried immediately, first in medium hot fat, and finally, after cooling down, fried for a second time in hot fat.
When you want to make it a full meal, you eat it with carbonade flamande, a beef and onion stew.
In France it is recognised that the best fries are made in Saint-Omer, a formerly Flemish town in Northern France (meaning not that fries are that old, but that Saint-Omer is culturally almost Flanders, and considered barbarous).
Can't remember the last time I had McD/BK/KFC/etc in the UK BK have the best fries though.
Still don't eat that shit.
I think McD's fries are tasty...
I have at home a deep frier and it makes fries like McD's...
But... It consumes alot of oil....
I now buy frozen chips and bake in a toaster oven and they turn very good.
The number one ingredient in McD's fries is sugar.
Real NYC deli fries, with the skin intact (we like our potatoes uncut (:=)), ketchup free. A full sour pickle that'd make your mouth shrivel, a massive pastrami sandwich with deli mustard on faux-rye bread. Sigh.
All the fat, all the salt, no fiber.
The English vinegar really isn't bad on fries, I have to admit, but ketchup is an abomination and has been deemed not kosher in my house.
This entire thread completely misses the main point.
Fries are only good RIGHT AFTER they are removed from the frier. If they have been sitting under the heat lamp for even 3 minutes, which is the case for all fast food places unless you come right at noon and only order fries, they are shit.
Indeed not. Tried once and never repeated.
A good introduction to chip chomping frogs is in this movie:
- with the delectable Anne Marivin.
Wendy's fries are now supposedly awesome ... scientifically ... Sea-Salt!
Of the things that McD (and other FF chains) call frenchfries, the ones from McD are tasty.
They are some sort of over processed food like candy.