In 1985, the Washington company TaterBoy, then part of the potato avant-garde, introduced its curley fries and described them as “an innovation”. Arby’s is sometimes credited for pioneering potato development, but the chain didn’t introduce it until 1988.
It’s not french fries, it’s a francophone fries. Popular lore has it that the original fry was born in Namur, in Francophone Belgium, where the locals were particularly fond of fried fish.
Curly Fries were originally introduced in 1988 as Curly-Q Fries. It was the first restaurant in the fast food industry to offer a full “Lite” menu with several sandwiches and salads under 300 calories and 94 percent fat-free in 1991.
In winter, when the river froze, the villagers, who had few fish, fried fried potatoes instead. Allegedly, this dish was discovered by American soldiers in Belgium during the First World War, and since the dominant language of southern Belgium is French, they called the delicious potatoes “French Fries”.
In 1985, TaterBoy from Washington, then part of the potato avant-garde, introduced its curley fries and described them as “an innovation”. Arby’s is sometimes credited for pioneering potato development, but the chain didn’t introduce it until 1988.
In Spain, fried potatoes are called patatas fritas or papas fritas.
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The vodka costs $59.99 per bottle and is made from potatoes by Tattersall Distilling. The Curly Fry flavor is distilled with cayenne, paprika, onion and garlic and “retains the outstanding and authentic flavor profile of the traditional Arby’s Curly Fry.”
Between those two accomplishments, Jefferson did another thing that had a lasting impact: He led the country to french fries. Today, Americans eat an average of 30 pounds of french fries a year — many of them as a salty side dish of fast food (via The Daily Meal).
On August 22, 1983, John Julian filed a U.S. patent for “The Waffled Potato Product and the Apparatus and Process for Making The Same.” In the filing, Julian claimed to be the inventor of three separate inventions: a wafer-shaped potato product, a device for cutting the wafer-shaped product, and the…
Almost one in four respondents (22%) said curly fries are their favorite type of fries. Almost half (46%) of all respondents choose Lay’s for their potato chip bag. More than one in three (34%) respondents rank McDonald’s as their favorite place for french fries more than any other fast food place.
Belgium lays claim to the inventor of French fries
If you think that the name “French fries” suggests that the classic fried potato dish originated in France, you are wrong. According to the BBC, the crispy potatoes were most likely invented in the country’s northeastern neighbor Belgium.
Arby’s Curly Fries are carefully sorted, cleaned and sliced
Unlike some other fast food chains, Arby’s Curly Fries are born in a processing plant rather than sliced and crafted by them to be cooked in the restaurant – but can you blame them at this volume?
This word is an Americanism based on Curly, the cue probably deriving from the French queue “tail”. An earlier – and more charming – word with the same meaning was Curlie-Wurlie.
The origin of french fries in Europe
In France, street vendors on the Ponte Neuf bridge in Paris were selling fried potato wedges as early as the 1780s. The third US President Thomas Jefferson loved them so much that he introduced them to America. The Belgians also assert themselves as inventors.