Americans get fries with everything — burgers, fried fish, sandwiches, and hey, maybe even salads. Sometimes we put fries in our burgers for extra efficiency and texture. There’s truly no limit to how to eat french fries in the US. But what about other countries? Not everyone eats fries the way we do. Expedia created a video illustrating how different countries around the world consume french fries, and while you might not be changing your fry habits anytime soon, a little creative inspiration can’t hurt.
French fries are Canada’s unofficial national dish, forming the backbone of the ever-popular poutine — french fries with cheese curds and gravy. It might not be your favorite, but you have to admit that the elevation of a side dish to a national cuisine is pretty impressive.
Among other lesser-known fry concotions are Spain’s patatas bravas, which consists of thicker potato chunks covered in a spiced tomato sauce. The UK also prefers thicker fries (or “chips”) but with curry sauce, and Peru throws sliced sausage into its fries to really kick its salchipapas up a notch. Similarly, Germany’s bratkartoffeln rely on onions and bacon to flesh out their flavor.
Regardless of our personal or political differences, or where we live in the world, there’s one thing we can all agree on without controversy: Fries are awesome.