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I’ll Have Fries With That

A definitive ranking of french fries from a wide variety of fast food franchises (national and regional) from the Los Angeles Times. I am in staunch agreement with the top ranking that they gave to Five Guys french fries. They are just the best.

Not only is Five Guys No. 1, but it’s also so far ahead of everyone else it’s almost unfair. You get a generous heap of hot, properly salted, natural-cut spuds, with a good balance between crispy fries and the odd one that’s pleasingly soft. Five Guys fries in peanut oil, which imparts a milder taste than more industrial oils that mask potato flavor. These were the fries that tasted most strongly of tuber.

Lucas Kwan Peterson – LA Times

While the list is comprehensive and very well researched, there are a few items and omissions that need to be called out.

  • Chick Fil-A’s Waffle Fries were ranked very low (#14) and I have to respectfully disagree with that assessment (and, we’ll ignore CFA’s polarizing political stances) as, well, they are waffle fries! When they are a little well done, there are few choices better.
  • It is a crime that they did not include Nathan’s Hot Dogs Crinkle Cut Fries. The Nathan’s fries have substance, they are crunchy on the outside with all sorts of potato goodness on the inside. They are big, thick fries and they are such a great complement to a pair of Nathan’s hot dogs.

Now, if you will excuse me, I need to go get some dinner at Five Guys.

Photo Credit: Los Angeles Times
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