Eating Styles: French Fries Edition! Sam June 30, 2011 Eating Styles 10 Comments It’s Thursday again, which means it’s time for another eating styles poll! Up for debate this week? French fries. Summer is a time for burgers on the grill, but no hamburger is complete without a side of these little golden munchies. No two fries are the same, but french fries do have several distinct styles. The Mickey D’s-style fries, also known as “shoestring fries” are pictured above. You also have your… Steak Fries (or potato wedges if the skin is left on) These are thicker-cut and more potato-ey than regular french fries – kind of like mashed potatoes inside a fried shell. Seasoned Fries As their name would imply, these are regular fries with some sort of seasoning thrown on top of them. Flavors range from your typical Lawry’s Salt-esque seasoning to Cajun to rosemary, depending on the restaurant. Curly Fries Usually associated with Arby’s, this style typically comes seasoned and cut into fun spiral shapes. Crinkle-Cut Fries These are basically original fries, just cut into a crinkle shape (read: better for ketchup-grabbing) instead of a spear. They also tend to be a little bit thicker. You can find these fries in many a middle-school cafeteria or at Shake Shack Waffle Fries Served at Chick-fil-A, college cafeterias and random bars & restaurants. What’s your favorite french fries style, So Good readers? Are there any we missed? Vote for your favorite below, and defend your choice in the comments. [poll id=”238″] The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Sam My name is Sam and all I care about is food. Latest posts by Sam (see all) Quick Bite: French Toast Crunch - March 8, 2014 Eating Styles: Would You Eat Horse Meat? - November 18, 2013 Deep Fried Everything Ep 153 - November 14, 2013 10 Responses beareatsblog June 30th, 2011 You missed out chips, aka thick-cut fries. Reply jesse June 30th, 2011 Nothing can top a perfectly cooked steak fry. It combines mashed potatoes and french fries into a single dish! The only other time you get something that delicious is when you find a place that actually serves both french fries and mashed potatoes. MMMMMMMMMMM! Reply Geena Stepp June 30th, 2011 I think I am just gonna be boring and go with the shoestring fries… Reply Smokin' June 30th, 2011 Love the look of those steak fries – brown and crispy on the outside. Doesn’t get any better than that. Reply Lis June 30th, 2011 Waffle, then curly, then shoestring. It’s all about maximizing the crispy outsides. Reply paul prodhomme June 30th, 2011 Wow ..no clear favorite here…..I voted waffle, but honestly, fries are about the salt. Its how we humans satisfy that craving without bellying up to a salt block like a cow. Whenever I am eating fries, I think, “MAN, I wish these were good for you. Potatoes are a veggie, right?” Reply Shannon July 7th, 2011 Favorite? I had to vote other, because they are all pretty equal to me. As long as they are cooked in fresh oil thoroughly, to a crisp, lightly seasoned, and served while hot, they are all welcome on my plate. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.