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Old 04-28-2015, 06:16 PM
 
Location: New Yawk
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As long as they're crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, with a sprinkle of salt... I'm happy.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Back in the 60s in Los Angeles we had a little restaurant called the Berendo Grill near our house. I used to take my sisters there to get fries and cherry phosphates on allowance day. To this day I have never tasted better fries.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:11 PM
 
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Don't know why people are complaining they "miss" them, potatoes, pigs and cattle haven't gone extinct. Make your own at home! I understand why they stopped using animal fat as to keep the large vegetarian market buying fries.
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:48 AM
 
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...cherry phosphates...

I haven't had a good cherry or lemon phosphate since Read's drug stores was bought out by Rite-Aid and they got rid of the lunch counters. I've tried to get them at various "old-time" soda fountain/ice cream shops, but they either don't have the correct phosphoric acid and try to substitute citric acid, or they've never even heard of a phosphate and don't have the acid available at all.

Read's had good hamburgers, very similar to a Johnny Rocket's burger. Read's fries were just OK, nothing special.

I really miss Read's drug store and all of Harundale Mall.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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When I was growing up, we had a tavern in SW Philly that had the best fries and the best cheese burgers. I cannot tell you how often I still think of them and would love to have them right now. I am sure that it has been long gone, as have I, since the area has really gone down hill but the food was wonderful.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:50 AM
 
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Don't know why people are complaining they "miss" them, potatoes, pigs and cattle haven't gone extinct. Make your own at home! I understand why they stopped using animal fat as to keep the large vegetarian market buying fries.
Good french fries are made by the "double fry" method - you rinse them to get the starch out, then deep fry lightly, take them out and let them rest, then fry again. They are just as good fried in peanut oil as lard. This is how my dad made them when I was a kid and they were to die for - this is how they make them in Europe as well. I don't make fries anymore, but when I did I used the same method. You won't get fries anywhere close to that in ANY fast food or chain place.
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:14 AM
 
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I was just telling my teenaged daughter tonight that it's a shame she didn't grow up when her dad and I did, eating those glorious french fries cooked in lard.
1 could probably goto extremes and get some LARD and make some good old fries again
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Scott County, Tennessee/by way of Detroit
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I miss the smell of our deep fryer back in the 70s...humming and boiling along with walleye and perch filets and homemade French fries....boy that was good...just isn't the same when you cut up potatoes and bake them....
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