French fries can be found on restaurant menus all over America, from the smallest take-away shack to the grand bastions of fine dining. Although the origin of the fry is somewhat of a sore spot for our European friends (the French and the Belgians still can't agree about which country invented them), they have become a fine example of classic American fare. Everyone has a preferred consistency — satisfyingly crunchy, delightfully crispy, or soft and soggy — and great debates have sprouted over the superior way to cut them. Crinkle, curly, shoestring, steak, or waffle: just about everyone has a passionate opinion.
We’ve tackled the task of determining the country’s best French fries twice before, and there are 14 fry dishes on this year’s list of 50 that have now made the cut two years running. Twenty states are represented this time around. The three states with the most places on this list are California, N...
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