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!