What are different types of French Fries?

What are different types of French Fries?

French fries are adored all over the world and its demand rises during our “new normal“. And the classic french fries can be renewed using plenty of ways without getting bored. In the first place, the lack of restaurant demands resulted in the storage of potatoes in the current situation. And we take it as our duty to re-establish everyone’s favorite starchy food once again. From oven-baked options, healthier sweet potato fries to dessert-inspired recipes, you’ll definitely not lack variety as you enjoy.

What are French Fries?

French fries, a staple in American cuisine, is a side dish that you’ll learn to prepare in simple recipes. However, there are many different types and varieties of french fries that are popular all over the world. Ranging from a shoestring, crinkle cut to curly fries – we root for each one of them. But we believe that the preparation style affects the taste of the french fry. Does it sound delusional? Probably, but that’s our story and we’re sticking to it. So, keep scrolling for the 10 different varieties of french fries, ranked by deliciousness.

1. Shoestring Fries

Shoestring fries

Perfect for any and every meal, Shoestring fries are delicious as well as a versatile side dish. Being cut into thin, uniform matchsticks, they tend to be crispier. They serve as the perfect side dish for main dishes like French dip Sandwiches, Baked Chicken Nuggets, etc. You can eat them seasoned with salt, pepper, or jazz them up with cheese and herbs. As a matter of fact, some good dipping sauces to savour these would be honey mustard or BBQ. Also, you can get creative with amazing garlic or truffle aioli. That is to say, these fries go with everything. In other words, they are the blend of crisp and utter deliciousness you’ll not be able to resist.

  1. Waffle Fries
Waffle fries

These fries are made from a typical Belgian waffle dough and are called the Cadillac of fries. They are not deep-fried and are made using Belgian cast-iron waffle maker. These uniquely shaped fries maximize crispy surface area while maintaining optimal potato fluff levels. And essentially, we definitely shouldn’t miss the seasoned salt!

To make these you’ll need a mandolin and a specific waffle cutting blade also known as a crinkle cutter. Basically, you make a wavy cut on your potato, then rotate it 90 degrees, and make another cut. And your waffle fries are ready! These are perfect for any backyard barbecue, big game night, or romantic evening. In fact, you can spice things up a bit more by adding some cajun seasoning.

You can also check out:

Waffle fries Recipe

3. Sweet potato wedges

Sweet potato wedges

One of our favourite side dishes, sweet potatoes are easy to make with so much natural flavour. Usually, you have them mashed, roasted, smashed, or stuffed. But rarely you have them as wedges providing a different level of crispness. For instance, sweet potato wedges are the go-to dish if you need a good appetizer or snack. Being used in soups, pies, casseroles, sweet potatoes are a versatile vegetable. They are crispy on the outside, soft and caramelized inside, and coated with sweet and spicy flavours. All in all, it’s the perfect side dish snack.

Consequently, flaky sea salt gives it a characteristic flavour. Likewise, soaking them in water for a whole hour provides the much-needed crunch. And seasoning them with dry herbs prevents the entry of extra moisture into them. Besides, you can spill a little extra oil and savour these wedges that taste deeply fried but aren’t.

Also, check out:

Sweet potato wedges Recipe

4. Curly Zucchini Fries

Curly Zucchini fries

This healthy recipe combines two bar food favorites – fried zucchini and curly fries – into one tempting package. You got to serve these with a simple dipping like marinara as side dishes for burgers, chicken, or pizza. Subsequently, they’re a reason to eat more vegetables no matter what the serving is. 

In the light of its mild flavour and tender flesh, you could fill a week of meals with zucchini. It is a versatile vegetable being baked into bread, scooped into boats and twisted into noodles. But here, it’ll play the role of curly zucchini fries. You dive into the crisp fry packed with herbs, salty parmesan cheese and you’ll crave for more.

You can also check out:

Curly Zucchini fries Recipe

  1. Margherita Pizza Fries
Margherita Pizza fries

When it comes to pizza and fries, now you don’t get to choose. While baking your fries, roast some cherry tomatoes too! Not to mention, baking amplifies their natural sweetness and draws out excess moisture, making soggy fries a non-issue. Similarly, for the cheese, you could splurge on fresh marinated mozzarella. Fresh mozzarella in a pool of herb-infused olive oil is the world’s better. From the cheese melting over fries and tomatoes charing slightly, Margherita pizza fries are an absolute delight.

Try this out as well:

Margherita Pizza fries Recipe

  1. Crinkle Cut Fries
Crinkle cut fries

These fries just look like a good time. They’re thick, heavy, and have those awesome waves that make them a lot more adventurous to eat. Craving these wavy, delightfully crispy fries are quite natural. Moreover, the wavy shape of these fries allows the ketchup to cling to them and resist the sogginess.

To make these crunchy beauties you’ll need Yukon gold or russet potatoes and a crinkle blade knife. Additionally, rice flour is optional, but it helps up the crisp factor. Of course, dusting fries with rice flour before frying absorbs moisture and creates the crispiest surface possible. You just need to fry these cut pieces and lay them on a baking sheet in a single layer. And finally you can gut those crinkle fries down your throat!You can always ditch the frozen bag of fries and make your own homemade crinkle-cut french fries. These areas are crispy as they appear to be and also quite fun to make.

Take a peek at this as well:

Crinkle cut fries

  1. Steak Frites Bites
Steak Frites bites

A classic french dinner turns into a genius summer appetizer when steak and french fries come together. Medium grilled steak wrapped around lightly charred french fries and drizzled in the sauce is surely heaven. Even better is serving it to your guests on toothpick skewers and making them enthralled by its authentic taste. Comparatively, it is one of those dishes which are utterly painless to prepare and nearly impossible to mess up. They are super adorable and pack a punch of flavor! Wrapped up with juicy steak and topped with steak sauce, they pack a punch of flavour. They make for such an epic appetizer bite and look super cute at any party!

Also do check out:

Steak Frites bites Recipe

  1. Garlic Fries
Garlic fries

Oven-baked Garlic fries tossed in slightly warmed olive oil sounds like a perfect ball game snack! As a matter of fact, tossing oven fries in butter makes them rich, yet lower in fat than fries. You shouldn’t overcrowd the fries as they won’t crisp well. In the same fashion, cut the fries into even pieces, not to leave them undercooked or burned. Likewise keeping the cut pieces soaked in water for a while will help reduce the starch content. You can also combine your choice of oil with a ton of minced garlic to add the much-needed flavour. So, grab some fries, toss them with this garlic olive oil for easy, but delicious garlic fries.

Have a look at this as well:

Garlic fries Recipe

  1. Baked Parmesan and Panko Portobello Mushroom Fries
Baked parmesan and panko portobello mushroom fries

This kind of fry is a dream! Uniquely being juicy on the inside and full of flavour, they are more than a fry replacement. They are vegetable-based and deliciously crispy being the perfect combination of a healthy baked snack. To make these you’ll need a package of portobello caps cut into strips. It all starts with removing the stalk as well as the dark-coloured gills. 

Being a big fan of both mushrooms and fries, the idea of combining these two was absolute bliss. The mushrooms are uniquely sliced into fries, coated with panko breadcrumbs, and baked until golden brown. Yes, mushroom fries are really as easy to make as they sound. More importantly, they are frighteningly attractive! Furthermore, they are crunchy on the outside and don’t taste overly mushroomy. Try them out and let us know what you think!

Also, take a look at this:

Baked parmesan and panko portobello mushroom fries Recipe

  1. Waffle Fry Pot Pie
Waffle fry pot pie

This version of the french fry is just enthralling. It has all the homey flavors of traditional pot pie under a fun blanket of seasoned waffle style fries. It is a kind of recipe that’ll get you from cart to kitchen affordably. They’re a classic pot pie topped with spicy, crisp waffle fries which will keep you longing for more! After all, it’s all about the upper crust! Moreover, it’s a perfect dish for your family. The kids will love the waffle fry crust and you will love the fresh farm ingredients! The recipe is also a time saver for our busy schedules. Make one for dinner and save another for a freezer meal, especially for those days you don’t feel like cooking.

Check this out:

All-Natural Chicken Pot Pie

These ten varieties of french fries are absolutely drool-worthy and top our list of fries. Try these out and let us know which ones you loved the most.

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