Fry Day

Thomas JeffersonLifestyle and LeisureCookingWhite House

Happy Nationl French Fry Day!

Yep, today we celebrate the deliciousness of the fried potato and no matter how you slice them or eat them, we Americans love our fries.

In fact, the average American eats about 29 lbs. of fries annually. Damn, that's alot of fat! An interesting fact about french fries is they actually didn't originate from France.

They were first made in Belgium. Then why do we call them french fries, you ask? Well, Thomas Jefferson had potatoes served in the French manner at a White House dinner in 1802. In cooking terminology, frenching means to cut food in lengthwise strips.

You're familar with French cut green beans, right? French fries are the same thing, only with potatoes.

It seems everyday has some bizarre national "fill in the blank" day. Take July for an example. This month, July 3rd was "Compliment your Mirror" day...okay.

July 8th was "Video Games Day" and yesterday, July 12th, was "National Pecan Pie Day." July 18th is "National Ice Cream and Caviar Day." PLease don't attempt to eat both at the same time.

And Houstonians, just because it's "National French Fry Day", don't go out and eat a bunch of them. We still are the 9th fattest city in the U.S.

 

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