French fry is the most tasty and diverse food across the globe. No one can ever say NO to French fries. There are dozens of different ways to enjoy French fries. Whether you prefer your fries Cajun-style, sweet potato, crinkle-cut, curly, waffle, or covered in chili and cheese.
Do you know there is a day marked especially for this deep-fried snack? National French Fry Day is celebrated every year on July 13. It is an unofficial holiday in which people celebrate the tasty, deep-fried potato treat that can be eaten alone, paired with cheeseburgers or covered in chili and cheese.
What is French Fry?
French fries are long deep-fried potato pieces that can be enjoyed with several side dips. While, in North America, it is called French Fries, in Britain it is referred to as potato chips. It is called patatas firatas in Spain.
History of National French Fries Day:
You may think that french fries are from France, but they are not from France but are actually from Belgium. The exact origin of French fries is unknown, however, one theory suggests that they date back to 17th century Belgium. The inhabitants of this region often cooked small fried fish to accompany their meals. When weather conditions made it too dangerous to go fishing, they cut up potatoes in long, thin strips (to resemble the fish) and fried them. Estimates say Americans eat around 20 to 30 pounds per person per year.
Celebrations of National French Fries Day:
The delicious day can be celebrated simply by visiting restaurants or cafeterias offering wide varieties of these potato fries. Generally, top brands like Burger King, McDonalds, and so on serves a wide range of fries with offers.
Today, French fries are enjoyed by people all over the world. In the United States, they are often served with cheeseburgers or hot dogs. The fast-food chain, McDonalds sells over a third of all French fries consumed in the United States, using its famous recipe that has around 20 ingredients.