Are French fries French?

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Why the deep-fried strips of potato are called French fries?

Are French fries French?

What do we call French fries? Potatoes that have been cut into strips, soaked in cold water, blotted dry, then deep-fried. But did you know that the French call them *pomme frites* and deny the French origine of this McDonald's pride? The Belgians, on the other hand, consider pomme frites a national treasure.

   

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