Why the french in the fries?

I love fries! They taste great and can be eaten with lots of meals on the side and of course with my favorite sandwiches. But I often wonder why fries must have “French” attached to it to have them known as French fries. Well, here’s why:

The first thing to be noted is that French fries, which were first fried in 1680, were originally known as “Frieten“. They were first prepared in Belgium as a custom side dish.

“Most Belgians know 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 the time.”

Enjoy your “Belgian” fries :D.

Spice

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