French fries are one of the world’s most popular snacks and side dish so it makes sense that we have a day to celebrate the French Fries! French Fries Day is a newer holiday. From our research, it was first observed in 2018. While there is no sponsor for this holiday, some fast food joints celebrate this holiday by giving discounts off their fries. Check with your local fast food restaurants to see if they are participating in this holiday.
French Fries go back to around the late 1700s. It is heavily debated whether they emerged from Belgium or France, and both countries claim the food as their own creation. Up until the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s, oil and fats were extremely expensive and difficult to obtain. As a result, not many people were able to cook with these food items. However, after the Industrial Revolution, people began experiencing cooking with oils, and thus an assortment of new foods were created. In 1856 French Fries arrived in the U.S. however, it wasn't until fast food chains started spreading across the region, that French Fries gained popularity.
How to Celebrate French Fries Day
One of the more interesting ways to celebrate this holiday is to try fries with different flavors of condiments. In the United States, it is most common to dip fries into ketchup. But in many other countries around the world, different types of dips are used. From salt and vinegar, to butter, to mayonnaise, cultures from all over the world have their own unique dipping sauce.
French Fries Day is the perfect day to try a new dipping flavor. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find something that you like even better than ketchup!
Another way to celebrate is to make french fried potatoes at home. Spice it up by using a different oil or different seasonings. Or cut your potatoes into different shapes and sizes. The more creative, the better!
How French Fries Day Unites People
French Fries are one of the most common fast foods and side dishes in the world. People all over the world have unique experiences in eating Fries. So make new memories and celebrate French Fries Day with friends, family, or co-workers. French fries only tastes better with other people.