Mar 14, 2010

French fries/Belgian fries

Today I wanna talk about fries...
As a Belgian you have to love Fries. Chocolate, beer, Jean Claude van damme, fries these are just a few things where Belgium is famous for.
I don't know how it comes, but in my country we can make them so crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Mmmmm...
Maybe because we have good oil or maybe because we bake them 2 times??
When i go to get my fries i always make a big order. In Belgium we don't just ask for a package of fries we also order some meat with it, so good and fattening!!! frikandel, bitterballen, kip saté, lookworst, curryworst, viandel,... i love it!!
You have to know that the fry culture in Belgium is BIG—fries are everywhere, the thick slabs of potatoes are freshly fried and served in paper cones, and they are offered with a variety of toppings, the most popular being mayonnaise—but we Belgians have also developed a wide variety of specialized fries shops, called, in Belgium "frietkots" or "fritures". These range from small stands, to sheds and caravans, to shacks or quaint chalets.

The thing that makes me upset is that Americans call them French fries and not Belgian fries... GRRrrrr... So i did some research on the Internet, why they call them french fries, and this is what i found:
A Belgian legend claims that the term "French" was introduced when British or American soldiers arrived in Belgium during World War I, and consequently tasted Belgian fries. They supposedly called them "French", as it was the official language of the Belgian Army at that time.
Ha! Stupid Americans ;-)
Anyway Belgian fries are the TOP of the pyramid!

X ceesie


  1. "frietkots" = Belgian fries ahora soy mas culto gracias cesar , now Im hungry xD

  2. I always thought the French invented fries first,so that's why they called them French Fries...

  3. Cesar,
    uw blog is leuk man,ge schrijft over allerlei dingen.Ge zijt ook wel een prima model

  4. I officially love Belgium now! If not for the chocolate I'm moving there for the fries. Thank you for informing me of this. :D