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Old 08-11-2018, 08:59 PM
 
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I like crinkle cut if they are crispy and you know how sometimes they will be crispy and saturated with oil? That's how I like mine. I don't mean dripping with oil. I don't know how sometimes they are saturated and sometimes not. But I like it when they are like that!


And what happened to McDonald's fries? They used to be good and now they just aren't like they used to be.
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:23 AM
 
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Anything made of potatoes, fat and salt gets my attention.
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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Tator tots are my number one, but if it's got to be a fry crinkle cut fries are my favorite, followed by steak fries. My least favorite are the match stick fries like the ones that they serve at Freddie's.
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Old 08-14-2018, 03:53 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Thin and squishy. I like crisp ones, too, but my favorites are the soft, squishy ones. They're hard to find. I never ate at McDonald's much, but I discovered I do like their fries (although they're pretty crisp). Of all the fast food places, I like theirs and Wienerschnitzel's the best. Wienerschnitzel is good for having quite a few squishy ones. But they're still hot.
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Old 08-14-2018, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Haven't met a French fry shape I did not like. I have grown to like seasoned waffle fries lately.
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Old 08-14-2018, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Thin and squishy. I like crisp ones, too, but my favorites are the soft, squishy ones. They're hard to find. I never ate at McDonald's much, but I discovered I do like their fries (although they're pretty crisp). Of all the fast food places, I like theirs and Wienerschnitzel's the best. Wienerschnitzel is good for having quite a few squishy ones. But they're still hot.
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Haven't met a French fry shape I did not like. I have grown to like seasoned waffle fries lately.
I have only ever met one french fry that I really hate, and SeaOfGrass might actually like them based on this post. I'm talking about you, In'n'Out.

They should be good.. they're fresh cut from potatoes in store, never frozen, but there's one big problem - optimal french fry texture and taste requires a double fry (frying twice at 2 different temperatures) and In'n'Out doesn't do that. I love their burgers but seldom eat them because I'm such a french fry person. These fries are limp, soggy, and bland.

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How is it that you're hand-cut by the happiest staff in all of fast food and still your insides are stiff and cold and devoid of the lush, velvety texture of your craveable contemporaries?
https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation...s-are-not-good
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Old 08-14-2018, 06:01 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I have only ever met one french fry that I really hate, and SeaOfGrass might actually like them based on this post. I'm talking about you, In'n'Out.

They should be good.. they're fresh cut from potatoes in store, never frozen, but there's one big problem - optimal french fry texture and taste requires a double fry (frying twice at 2 different temperatures) and In'n'Out doesn't do that. I love their burgers but seldom eat them because I'm such a french fry person. These fries are limp, soggy, and bland.

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https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation...s-are-not-good

Well, when I first tried them, I thought they were the most awful fry I had ever tasted. Then I found out they were fresh, hand-sliced, never frozen, etc. With all that, it was kind of odd that they were so unappetizing. I think the part that ruins it for me is the skin is left on. I'll eat the skins of potatoes baked or mashed, but I don't like them on fries. Also, they're dry. Anyway, I admit they have grown on me, but they're not my fave. And they definitely need salt, but I'd rather add salt than have them be too salty in the first place.
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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I have only ever met one french fry that I really hate, and SeaOfGrass might actually like them based on this post. I'm talking about you, In'n'Out.

They should be good.. they're fresh cut from potatoes in store, never frozen, but there's one big problem - optimal french fry texture and taste requires a double fry (frying twice at 2 different temperatures) and In'n'Out doesn't do that. I love their burgers but seldom eat them because I'm such a french fry person. These fries are limp, soggy, and bland.

This writer speaks for me.



https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation...s-are-not-good
I was going to post the same thing. We went to In'n'Out one time when we were traveling in an area where it exists. The fries were like cardboard. I actually didn't really like the burger either. I was later told I ordered it wrong. I won't go back though cause the fries were awful.

There is a regional chain called Portillo's Beef that does crinkle cut fries right. The problem is a lot of places can't get them right. I love steak fries if they are crispy enough.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:06 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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I really like Gordon Biersch's garlic fries although it's been quite a while since we've been there,

Like waffle fries, steak fries, curly and crinkle, you name it. Sprinkled with pepper (peppercorn pepper, if possible), and sometimes with malt vinegar.

Someone else mentioned tater tots. They're good too as well as potato pancakes.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Corona del Mar & Coronado, CA
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Waffle fries (sometimes called criss cuts, maybe a brand name), especially seasoned ones. Then cottage fries (like mojos from Shakey's). Followed by curly fries, potato wedges, steak fries and shoestring. Not really a fan of crinkle fries.


Not sure where to place pomme frites, but I love them, especially with some skin on them.
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