The mighty fry. The golden crisp. The savior of hangovers, supporter of the munchies, and all time favorite accoutrement of all proteins.
But while we love the fry in its most classical form, and respect the art of achieving perfect crunchiness with just the help of potatoes, oil, heat, salt and a ridiculous dedication to the craft – we decided to venture out into the world and consult the culinary gods for even more. We went looking for the most creative ways to enhance the un-enhanceable (is that a word?). And albeit slightly bloated from our quest, we’re excited to finally share our findings with you. Without further delay:
BEHOLD, THE 10 BEST WAYS TO SERVE FRENCH FRIES.
Homemade Shoestring Fries
If you love the perfectly crispy edges that come with thin, shoestring fries then this homemade recipe is for you. See the recipe.
Chilean Chorrillana Fries
Chorrillana is a favorite Chilean dish of French fries loaded with beef, caramelized onions, and fried eggs. It’s a perfectly comforting dish to share with friends. See the recipe.
Shrimp Po’ Boy Fries
French fries receive Cajun flair in the form of crispy shrimp and remoulade, just like the New Orleans Shrimp Po’ Boy sandwich. These loaded fries are the perfect pair with a bourbon cocktail. See the recipe.
Baked Kimchi Cheese Fries
Baked fries with chili powder, onions, and kimchi are rounded out with melted cheese, scallions and bacon to create the ultimate snack and pick-me-up. See the recipe.
Buffalo Chicken Fries
Canada’s poutine meets Buffalo, New York’s Buffalo chicken to create Buffalo Chicken Fries and we are never looking back. See the recipe.
Sumac French Fries
Sumac gives the perfect hint of tangy flavor to these fries, plus there are flavorful dips to match too. See the recipe.
Tijuana Street Fries
Queso, guace, pork, and salsa. See the recipe.
Loaded Mediterranean Street Cart Fries
All the toppings on sweet potato fries. Glorious. See the recipe.
Pizza Waffle Fries
Put your favorite pizza toppings on top of waffle fries and bake. See the recipe.
French Fry Pizza
Who needs pepperoni when there are fries? Ok, add the pepperoni on too. See the recipe.
Kalle Bergman is a food writer and media entrepreneur who is the founder of Honest Cooking and PAIR Magazine. As a food writer, his writing has been regularly featured in publications like Gourmet, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post and Serious Eats. He is obsessed with simple food, more often than not from his native Scandinavia.