French fries have been rocking the world since the late 1600s and it’s pretty safe to say that they are here to stay!
They actually originated in Belgium and have gone on to be one of the most popular sides around the world.
Here are five fast facts about french fries that you probably didn’t know.
French fries are, perhaps, poorly named, since they originate in Belgium and are most popular in America.
In England, these are referred to as “chips”.
Though French fries were invented in Europe, the potatoes, from which they are made, originated in the Americas and were imported.
Leaving the potato skin on French fries actually leaves in important vitamins that are lost if the skins are peeled away.
The first occurrence of French fries in America may have been at a diplomatic dinner hosted by Thomas Jefferson.