Did the Dutch invent French fries?

Are French fries Dutch?

In English we refer to them as French Fries, but the French can’t take claim for their invention. Sadly, neither can the Dutch. These bad boys were born to the Dutchie’s favourite neighbour: Belgium and were coined “french fries” by confused worldly American WW1 soldiers after the language spoken – and not the country.

Who invented chips?

Who invented French fries with ketchup?

When French fries made their way onto the scene in Europe in the early 1800s, ketchup, as we now know it, had not been invented yet. Americans embraced the side dish in the 1930s and enjoyed them fried in beef tallow. In their birthplace of Belgium, fries are served with mayonnaise.

Why do the British call French fries chips?

Because they’re crispy. We call chips chips because when inventing them, they WERE chips. To make that make sense, the potato chip (american parlance) was invented because someone was complaining that the chips that a chip-vendor was selling (UK parlance) were too thick.

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