If there’s one food that binds different people around the world together, it’s potatoes. Though we’re far from attaining world peace, we at least have multiple ways of prepping this versatile grub. And we’re not just talking about French; every country has their own special and unique style of cooking and preparing fries.
We’ve rounded up different countries that have their own special way of enjoying our favorite starch!
Source: Seth Kugel, New York Times
How it’s prepared: Served thick-cut and double-fried, drizzled with mayonnaise.
Source: Seasons and Suppers
How it’s prepared: Served swimming in gravy and cheese curds
Source: Tasty Kitchen
Country: South Africa
How it’s prepared: Soaked in vinegar and fried twice before being sprinkled with salt and doused with more vinegar
Honey Butter Chips
Country: South Korea
How it’s prepared: Fries are drizzled not in sauce or gravy but in honey and butter.
Source: How to Cook Meat
How it’s prepared: Cut thinly and served as sides for steaks or mussels
Source: Cook N Soul
How it’s prepared: Pan-fried potatoes are seared with onions and bacons
How it’s prepared: Fries are swathed in sweet and spicy masala sauce, typically served straight from the pan
Source: Tara’s Multicultural Table
How it’s prepared: Literally meaning “chips at war”, it’s a combination of fries, mayo, onions, and peanut sauce
Source: Prestige Smart Chef
How it’s prepared: Coated in wheat flour before frying then dust over with chaat masala, salt, and chilli powder. It’s usually served with ketchup or chutney.
Source: Casa Veneracion
How it’s prepared: Fries with bts of sausage, ketchup, mayo, and aji, which is a spicy sauce.
Source: Fox and Briar
How it’s prepared: Cut into cubes, the potatoes are covered in mayonnaise and spicy tomato sauce
How it’s prepared: Fries sprinkled and topped furikake, a condiment made of seaweed, sesame seeds, bonito, and other seasonings.