How French Fries Are Eaten All Over the World
There’s no wrong way to eat a potato
The humble French fry might seem iconically American. But it’s actually pretty popular all over the world, with each country putting a unique spin on the crispy classic. From British chips to Canadian cheese curds, drool over these 12 different iterations.
Served: Thick-cut, double-fried, drizzled with mayonnaise and in a paper cone.
Served: Smothered in brown gravy and cheese curds.
Served: With fried fish.
France: Pommes Frites
Served: Thin-cut, crispy and alongside a main course (ideally steak or mussels).
South Africa: Slap Chips
Served: Soaked in vinegar, fried twice and sprinkled with salt and more vinegar.
India: Finger Chips
Served: Spicy, cooked in turmeric, chili powder and sometimes masala.
South Korea: Honey Butter Fries
Served: Drizzled in, yes, honey and butter.
Spain: Patatas Bravas
Served: Cubed, covered in mayonnaise and spicy tomato sauce.
Japan: Furaido potato
Served: Topped with furikake, a garlicky condiment made of seaweed, sesame seeds and other seasonings.
Served: Panfried, with an onion.
The Netherlands: Kapsalon
Served: Beneath shawarma meat, Gouda and salad greens.
California: Animal-Style Fries
Served: By In-N-Out, covered in melted cheese, grilled onions and secret sauce.