So I am yet to make a good French fry at home that compares to a good restaurant French fry. I found a recipe that I think will come close. It's actually more of a formula than a recipe as it requires changing oil temperatures and double frying. As soon as I get a candy thermometer I will report back on that one. But for now, I thought a good discussion on what makes a good French fry was in order. Do you have a favorite place to get French fries? For me a fry needs to be crispy, salty, and have that mmm factor that just can't be described any other way. A really good fry does not need to be dipped. But it's more fun to dip, and I usually just stick with ketchup. Let me tell you my favorite fries and what makes them the best. In no particular order:
(all photos from google images)
Red Robin--a good thick-cut steak fry that is crispy on the outside, but what really makes it is the seasonings and can you say bottomless?
McDonalds--a classic that usually can't be beat. It's the way they are double fried that really makes them the best.
Five Guys--It's the peanut oil. I'm pretty sure they are the fattiest fries around, but who eats a French fry to be healthy?
Wendy's--slightly thicker cut than the McDonalds fries, and I think they have the perfect amount of salt and dipped in a frosty are the perfect guilty pleasure.
Well, there you have it. Those are the best in my book. Where do you go for your French fry fix? Do you like them thick cut or thin? Ketchup, fry sauce, plain, or some other concoction? Any special seasonings? Do you make them at home? Really, enlighten me. Who has the best fries where you live? I guess you could call this a passion of mine. I'm on a mission to find the best French fries ever and I need your help!