July 13:July 13, 2012
July 13: National French Fries Day
Thick-cut, shoestring, crinkle or curly – French fries are a favorite of all ages.
But what is a French fry?
French fries (North American English; sometimes not capitalized), chips (British English), fries, or French-fried potatoes (formal) are thin strips of potato that have been deep-fried. A distinction is sometimes made between fries and chips; whereby North Americans sometimes refer to any elongated pieces of fried potatoes as fries, while in the UK, long slices of potatoes are sometimes called fries to contrast them with the thickly cut strips, which are always referred to as chips. French fries are known as frites or pommes frites in many parts of Europe.
No matter how you slice them, National French Fries Day, is a day to appreciate all that cut, crispy, potato goodness!