While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Born to be fast (food, that is) - July 13 is National French Fries Day.
No matter how you slice them – crinkle or shoestring, thick-cut or curly – plunking thin strips of potatoes in oil is the kind of salty fried goodness that can't be beat.
Now we all know that "French" fries don't really have ties to France at all, but where did these snacktastic sticks come from? Many countries have a history of frying potato slices in oil and fat, but it was our own Thomas Jefferson who first referred to eating "potatoes served in a French manner" at a White House dinner in 1802.
Just don't forget this wise mantra: "Shake and shake the ketchup bottle, none'll come and then a lot'll."
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