It's National French Fry Day over in the US right now, so why are we not celebrating this here in Oz???
Rumour has it that Americans eat around 30 pounds of French fries per person each year.
So you can see why they would celebrate the "golden potato stick of goodness"!
While the precise origins of the French Fries are not known, it seems it has been around since the 1700s, even though the potato has been around a lot longer than that (it turned up in Europe in the 1600s).
Here's a timeline about the creation of French Fries over in the US:
- in 1802, Thomas Jefferson serves "potatoes served in the French manner" at a White House dinner
- In 1856, Recipe for "French Fried Potatoes" included in "Cookery for Maids of All Work" by E. Warren
- In 1940, The first McDonald's opens in San Bernardino, California, selling hamburgers, sodas, milkshakes, and French fries
- In 1990, McDonald’s starts cooking their French fries in vegetable oil
So who makes the best French Fries over in America, according to a survey, McDonalds does, coming in at 35%.
You can read more HERE