Whatever the case, you can be certain that if you are traveling in the #Netherlands, you will come upon the delicious smell of frying potatoes wafting from the nearby building and forcing you to follow your nose to its source. ***
The fries you order there will be the thick ( these type of fries are much healthier, and I believe they’re at least twice or maybe triple-cooked, so that’s why they’re kind of fluffier in the middle and still crispy around the outside. Whereas french fries like you get at McDonald’s — the really thin ones that go cold all the time ), and they'll be served to you in a paper cone and topped with a creamy mayonnaise ( Also, very different from regular mayo). Another common roping is a sate sauce, a chunky peanut sauce that the Dutch discovered during their colonization of Indonesia and promptly incorporated into their fry culture.
The Dutch, however, cannot take responsibility for inventing the fry. Neither can the French. That honor goes to Belgians, where fries are adored even more than they are in Holland. The fry culture in Belgium is similar to that of Holland—fries are everywhere, the thick slabs of potatoes are freshly fried and served in paper cones.
The name came about, or at least the rumor is that the name came about, because the Americans, soldiers who were over in Europe during the first World War, had these amazing fried potatoes, and heard the language spoken by the people who were making them, and it was French. So they started calling them “French fries.” But in fact, those people were Belgian, where they also speak French. And so they’re actually Belgian fries.
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