When selecting the french fry product that best suits your needs, consider these variables: shape, length, grade, thickness, skin on/off and flavoring and coatings. The 'French' in french fries refers to the method of cutting the potatoes; to 'french' means to slice into thin strips. As a mocking response to a patron who complained that his French fries were too thick, chef George Crum invented the potato chip in Saratoga Springs in 1853. We Americans love our french fries. We ...

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