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National French Fries Day

July 13 is National French Fries Day!

Although fries are typically labeled “French”, it is rumored that they actually got their start in Belgium in the 17th century. Legend has it that when the weather was too treacherous to go fishing, Belgian fisherman would cut up potatoes in little slivers to look like fish and would then fry them.

Today, French fries come in a variety of shapes and served many different ways. You can order your French fries with ketchup, cheese, bacon, barbeque sauce – the list goes on and on! Check out some of America’s craziest French fry combinations here.

Celebrate National French Fries day by heading to your favorite burger joint and ordering a heaping helping of fries. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, whip up some delicious French fries right in your own kitchen. Enjoy!

Sources: Punchbowl, Eatocracy

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National Onion Rings Day

June 22, National Onion Rings Day, celebrates the fried favorite in all of its side dish glory. Second in popularity only to french fries, onion rings are a staple in bars, diners, and fast food stops around the country.

Start with a large onion and remove all of the skin. Remember, you can use a sweet onion if that is more your taste. Then, cut the onion into rings and separate them. After this, the sky is the limit. You can dip them into beer then batter them, use an egg wash first, or soak them in milk before coating them in flour. Check out some more great recipes here.

Though it is not really clear where National Onion Rings Day started, it is celebrated by those in the know. Celebrate today by making or enjoying this crispy snack.

Sources: The Ultimate Holiday Site, Eatocracy

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