French fries are one of the world’s most popular snacks. On the side or on their own, smothered ketchup or plain, these fried potatoes are delicious whatever way you eat them. It is unclear whether fries were invented in Belgium or France, but it was probably the French who brought them to the English speaking world, hence the name. French Fried Potatoes, or potatoes fried in a French way, was the name that was eventually shortened to french fries. Celebrate French Fries Day by stuffing your face with as many fries as you can!