Today is apparently National French Fry Day? I know, I know… eye roll emoji. But it got me wondering how they got their name since they actually weren’t invented in France at all.
The French Fry was created back during World War I. American soldiers who were stationed in Belgium were being served these delicious potatoes known as “friets” at the time. Since the dominant language of southern Belgium is French the Americans just started calling them French Friets. Which then later got Americanized into “French Fries”
Now my mouth is watering. I may need to order some tonight.
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