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Why Do We Call French Fries As 'French' When They're Not From France?

French Fries, two words enough to make our mouth watery. Just can't resist. I mean why not? They are not just potato, they are love. No wonder why it belongs to the category of most consumed fast foods. But do they really have a French origin as the name suggests? Who gives a damn about such questions when you are busy enjoying the taste but it is always good to have a little information about something you love right?

Note: The origin of French Fries is Belgium and it is not even called with this name in France.

So why are they called French Fries?

Why Do We Call French Fries As 'French' When They're Not From France?

Why Do We Call French Fries As 'French' When They're Not From France?

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I wonder how many people survive on fast food. It became a one-time meal.

I wonder how many people survive on fast food. It became a one-time meal.

Yeah, most of the students are living on fast food and French Fries are among their favorites.

And guess what tops the list of most consumed fast foods? French fries!

And guess what tops the list of most consumed fast foods? French fries!

Those crispy cuboids have won hearts.

Do foodies really care about French Fries? Nahh. They just eat the feast like a beast.

Do foodies really care about French Fries? Nahh. They just eat the feast like a beast.

But there's something interesting to it.

Ever Wondered why it has to be named 'French Fries' only?

Ever Wondered why it has to be named 'French Fries' only?

I'll tell you.

And to make things clear French fries are not really French

And to make things clear French fries are not really French

Any guesses?

To drop a hint, it has something to do with the frying term. Keep thinking!

To drop a hint, it has something to do with the frying term. Keep thinking!

And the truth is in French, 'frite' is used to denote the process of deep frying a food. 

And the truth is in French, 'frite' is used to denote the process of deep frying a food. 

While in America 'fried' can mean anything ranging from pan frying to even full out deep frying. 

And by adding the term French it tells us what type of fried potato product we are talking about.

And by adding the term French it tells us what type of fried potato product we are talking about.

Yes it has got some logic.

I bet most of you didn't know this. Enjoy your French fries and Thank me later!

I bet most of you didn't know this. Enjoy your French fries and Thank me later!

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