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French Fries

What's with the proliferation of fake french fries.

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What's with the proliferation of fake french fries.

sbp | Jun 9, 2009 09:17 AM

Was in unfamiliar territory with the family the other day, so we stopped at a Southwestern Grill -- just your typical non-chain but wannabe Chilis/Fridays. I played it safe with a burger and fries. The fries were those extruded things covered in that sprayed on starch powder that keeps them crispy forever.

I don't mind french fries that are previously frozen -- you don't get fresh cut at too many places. And as long as they are actual sticks of potato, they usually aren't bad.

But so many places now have these fake fries -- either fake "crunchy spray" or some ridiculous seasoning or a combination of the two. Yes, they are crispy -- and totally lacking in any flavor other than the seasoning.

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