Celebrated on July 13th
French fries were not invented in France. We don’t claim that. Many people believe that. The credit is mostly given to the Kingdom of Belgium. “Belgians kinda loved small fish captured from river. They fried them and ate them. Unfortunately, the rivers froze during winter months, cutting off the supply of fish. Belgians could barely stand the thought of not eating their favorite water creatures and ended up slicing potatoes into long slices to mimic the shape of those small fish and frying the sliced potatoes. They ate them as replacement for fish and this practice began all the way back in 1600s.”
McDonalds uses a variety of potatoes: It’s hard to tell from the perfectly even off-white tone, but there are four different types of potatoes mixed to make the famous fries: Russet Burbank, Russet Ranger, Umatilla Russet, and Shepody potatoes. How Mickey D’s came upon this recipe, no one knows, but it sure is working!
The world’s longest French fry is 34 inches, discovered at Taffy’s Hot Dog Stand in Buffalo, NY by diner John Benbenek in July of 2010.