Courtesy of Amazon
Clara Olshansky
June 22, 2017

Flowchart your way to culinary perfection with this comprehensive guide to making French fries. The Fry Algorithm will tell you pretty much everything you could ever need to know about how to fry those potatoes. Whether you need to know frying duration with respect to slice width, how to know when your fries are perfectly done, or whether your fries might need to be soaked or frozen, this infographic will have you making fries like a pro in no time. 

The Fry Algorithm infographic is just one delightful gem of wisdom from Fries!: An Illustrated Guide to the World's Favorite Food, a book that covers everything from French fry history to practical French fry tips to modern controversies among French fry enthusiasts. Featuring such gems as images of ancient mosaics of fryers and a glossary of French fry terminology, it's the perfect gift to get your roommate ironically so that you can secretly read it un-ironically.

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The book is the brainchild of Blake Lingle, of the Boise Fry Company, a burger chain based in Boise, Idaho. The Boise Fry Company features more kinds of fries than you knew existed—russet, gold, Laura, yam, sweet, purple, Okinawa, and, weirdly enough, Brussels sprouts—all available in five different cuts. When you add to the mix the variety of spices and sauces you can choose from, you get a crazy number of French fry possibilities: according to their site, there are over 100,000 combinations. Suffice it to say, when Lingle writes about French fries, he knows what he's talking about.

If you love fries even a tenth as much as Blake Lingle does, pick up Fries!: An Illustrated Guide to the World's Favorite Food on Amazon or from the Princeton Architectural Press.

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