8 Over-the-Top French Fry Upgrades for National French Fries Day

Up your french fry game.

Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and the best friend ketchup ever had, french fries certainly deserve a day of praise. That day is today. It’s National French Fries Day! So take the time to celebrate them by giving them a tasty makeover. Here, 8 DIY french fry upgrades.

1. Thrice-Cooked 

April Bloomfield’s incredible thrice-cooked fries have a cult following at The Breslin. That’s because she boils them (to make them extra tender), then double-fries them for an insanely crispy exterior.

2. Topped with Roasted Garlic 

Thick-cut, skin-on oven fries are delicious served with buttery cloves of roasted garlic.

3. Dusted with Japanese Seasoning 

Toss fries with a blend of noir flakes and the tingly spice mix shichimi togarashi for an umami-packed snack.

4. Poutine-Style 

Top fries with melted cheese and gravy for a homemade poutine, or Americanize the classic Canadian dish by topping fries with spicy pimento cheese, andouille gravy and seafood like crawfish, crab or shrimp.

5. Stir-Fried 

Peruvians stir-fry strips of steak and french fries for their classic dish, lomo saltado.

6. Tossed with Cheese and Herbs 

For a somewhat healthier french fry, bake them in the oven then toss them with minced garlic, fresh herbs and a little bit of grated Pecorino Romano.

7. Late Night Korean-Style 

Austin food truck Chi’Lantro serves a famous late-night snack of hot french fries with caramelized kimchi, grilled Korean-style bulgogi beef and a mayonnaise spiked with Sriracha.

8. Ultra-Cheesy 

To take his french fries over the top, chef Jonathon Sawyer broils them with a tequila-spiked pimento cheese topping, which is also great as a dip.

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