Quirky French-fry traditions from around the world

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.thestar.com/life/travel/...enchfry_traditions_from_around_the_world.html

    Every good Canadian knows they do things a little differently in Newfoundland. Witness Newfie fries: smothered with turkey dressing and drowned with a ladle of brown gravy.

    Canadian country music star Michelle Wright is apparently addicted — her blog had her on the hunt for Newfie fries in the backwoods of northern British Columbia.

    In Quebec City’s lower town, Buffet de L’Antiquaire is a local diner that makes poutine the way nature intended: hand-cut fries piled high with squeaky cheese curds and doused with homemade gravy.

    ut Canada isn’t alone when it comes to quirky takes on the lowly French fry. Here are other examples from around the world:

    • On the streets of Brussels, the local frites are everywhere. Small vans — the Belgian version of a chip truck — serve them up in paper cones with mayo or thick yellow curry sauce poured on top.
    And every Belgian menu, from small bistros to high-end restaurants, offer frites alongside steaming plates of beef stew and as an accompaniment to mussels (the famous moules-frites dish). Belgian frites are twice-fried to make them extra crispy.

    • If the garlic fries become any more popular at AT&T Park, home of baseball’s San Francisco Giants, they may need to create a special section for fans who indulge. The crispy fried potatoes topped with loads of fresh garlic are sold at Gilroy Garlic Fry stands throughout the park.

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    The dish in the photo looks pretty gross (ahem, quirky). How's the obesity situation in Canada? ;)
     
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    In Montreal we have several restaurants that offer nothing but fries, or fries and cheese combinations (Poutine).

    Some have extensive menus that resemble a bingo card where you can select the type of potato, type of cut, how its cooked, dozens of gravies, and dozens of cheese.

    http://www.labanquise.com/en/poutine-menu.php
     
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    Wow! What a menu! Put me in for a 'La Dan Dan'! :cool:
     
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    They don't show the menu (other than on the intro screen rotation with the pencils), but the one with multiple choices looks like this:

    http://poutineville.com/en/poutines/

    You'll notice its not your average hot dog cart and passes for semi fine dining decor.
     
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    When I first saw poutine, I thought it looked awful. One try and I was hooked and I'm not even a junk food person.
     
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