Secret History of French Fries
French fries contain primarily carbohydrates from the potatoes in the terms of starch, and fat absorbed during the frying process. One serving of French fries also contains 6g protein, plus 350mg sodium. The French fries tend to be served with a variety of accompaniments and become more and more popular as a snack food in the world; however, few people can make it clear that why the popular fried potatoes are called French fries.
What are the French Fries?
French fries are made of potatoes, cutting into strips and cooking in oil in a deep fryer, which can be eaten with different ingredients, such as ketchup, mayonnaise, Ranch dressing, vinegar, salt or pepper, cheese, chili and onions by hand or with a fork.
French fries are popular in the world and accompanied as dish, especially for dinner or lunch. The reasons why are the deep fry taste and the satisfied crunching when eat. Another reason may be that French fries can be accompanied with some food, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, and fish and so on.
One explanation of the origin of name” French fries” is that it refers to the way people cut the potatoes to make the French fries. A lengthwise cut into strips is called “French Cut”, a fry of thicker slice is called “Steak Fry”, and however, a fry of the thinner strips is called “French Fry”. Therefore, the French fry refers to the French cut fries and thinner fry.
The president Jefferson and French fries
There is a relationship between US President Jefferson and named “French fries”. Jefferson reportedly introduced fries at a state dinner in 1802 in the United States. But the French fries didn’t become popular until the World War І. Also the French fries are easy to eat in a car at a time in 1930’S and 1940’S when the drive-in restaurant was becoming popular.
A French connection to fries
The French also claim to have invented French fries, and named it. In addition to, the French fries is considered as a must-have food in dinner. Popular opinion in France is that French Fries originated in Pairs in 19th century.
The true origin of French fries remains a mystery. The cut of the potato and the cooking method may account for the name, but the term may also originate from the 1802 state dinner of Thomas Jefferson or originate from France itself.
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