Why french fries took this name?

@elenahap (104)
Croatia (Hrvatska)
July 5, 2008 4:57pm CST
I really do not know ahy they are called french. I don't believe is because the french invented them, or is it? I mean, french don't even eat so many french fries in fact, they prefer other kinds of cooking potatoes. Can anybody inform me and correct me if my assumptions are wrong?
2 responses
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
5 Jul 08
saw this on FoodNetwork - Unwrapped show. Some guy in France back in the like the 1800 or something, wanted a crisper potatoe so the chef made the sticks. They called them "french" fries cause that is where they started. Now, can't remember if it was an American in France that asked or if it was a frenchman in France. Food Unwrapped - it is a great show! One of my favorites!
1 person likes this
5 Jul 08
It's Belgian from what I've heard.
@elenahap (104)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
8 Jul 08
Really they are from Belgium? Well, they do speak french there, so there is a connection...
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
im wondering too. lol. why is it called French Fries? i have many hypotheses with regards to this. maybe the one who created this idea of making fries out of potato was a french man. it might also be that the first french fries was made on France. might be that the recipes used in making this first french fries ever was from france. i dont know if these assumptions of mine are through. i would still look for answers though. nonetheless, i still love french fries!
@elenahap (104)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
8 Jul 08
I have all these questions also :) At least someone made a good discovery, because we all love fries, french or not!