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National French Fry Day

Get ready for National French Fry Day - it's time to indulge in your favorite fries with friends and family!
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July 13
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Get ready to celebrate National French Fry Day on July 13 with a big basket of fries! French fries, or simply "fries", have been around for centuries and are beloved by people all over the world. They come in many shapes and sizes, from curly to waffle-cut to regular cut, some even topped with gravy or cheese curds. And who can forget dipping them in ketchup? Let's get together this July 13th to enjoy this delicious snack that has become a staple of any good meal.

History of National French Fry Day

National French Fry Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1789</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Fries in French Revolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the French Revolution, potato fries likely became popular street food in Paris.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1802</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Thomas Jefferson's "Potatoes Fried"</div><div class='timeline-text'>Thomas Jefferson served 'potatoes fried in the French manner' at a White House dinner, likely introducing the concept of "fries" to America.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1856</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Published Recipe</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first known published recipe for "french fried potatoes" appears in Cookery for Maids of All Work by E. Warren.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1921</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Fast Food</div><div class='timeline-text'>The opening of White Castle, the first fast food restaurant, which served fries as a side dish to their burgers, popularizing the combination.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1949</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>McDonald's Enters Scene</div><div class='timeline-text'>McDonald's opens their first restaurant and their fries begin their journey to become one of the most recognized food items globally.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National French Fry Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first recorded celebration of National French Fry Day promotes the love for fries and has been celebrated on July 13 every year since.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National French Fry Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own fries</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making your own fries is easier than you think. Peel and cut potatoes into strips, add oil, seasonings, and bake in the oven or fry in a pot. Enjoy your homemade fries.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for fries</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Much simpler than making your own fries, go try out that new restaurant that serves fries. Search for Fries on Yelp and see where your fry adventure takes you, whether it is to American or European, the options are endless.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Eat an international variety of fries</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a culinary world tour by trying different types of French Fries from around the globe. From Poutine to Patatas Bravas, there is a wide range of styles to explore.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Fry up some unusual ingredients</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Experiment with frying up some unusual ingredients: vegetables like jicama or kohlrabi, fruits like apples or pineapples, and even meats like chicken or pork! The possibilities are endless.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn how to make the perfect fry</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>What makes a perfect fry? Learn the secrets of making the perfect French Fry by watching cooking shows and reading articles on food blogs. Become an expert fry maker!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National French Fry Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>French fries are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Who doesn't love the classic combination of crunchy, salty French fries? Whether you prefer them straight-cut or curly, loaded with toppings or simply sprinkled with salt, French fries are just about universally loved. They're one of those foods that even picky eaters can get behind.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>French fries are a great snack</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>French fries make an excellent snack when you're on the go. Their portability makes them easy to grab for a quick snack between classes or meetings. They also pair well with just about any condiment from ketchup to mayonnaise and everything in between!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>French fries have lots of variety</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There is no single "right" way to eat a french fry - everyone has their own preferences. You can find them in different shapes, sizes, flavors, and styles depending on where you get them. From sweet potato fries to waffle fries and beyond, there is something out there for everyone!</p></div></div>

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When is National French Fry Day?

National French Fry Day is celebrated on July 13 every year. In 2024 National French Fry Day will occur on a Saturday.

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