Not only is it Friday the 13th, but it's National French Fry Day as well. What better way to mark the occasion than getting your hands on some free french fries!
It's unclear exactly who's responsible for creating National French Fry Day, but the french fry is thought to have originated in Belgium in the 17th Century, according to punchbowl.com.
The inhabitants of this region often cooked small fried fish to accompany their meals, the website explains. When weather conditions made it too dangerous to go fishing, they cut up potatoes in long, thin strips (to resemble the fish) and fried them!
Go Burger Bar & Grill and BLT Burger, both operated by ESquared Hospitality, is celebrating National French Fry day by offering free french fries to dine-in customers at their Los Angeles and New York locations.
The BLT Burger Las Vegas location at The Mirage hotel is not participating in the offer, or at least the offer is not mentioned on the establishment's Facebook page.
The offer, valid at Go Burger Los Angeles, BLT Burger and Go Burger on New York's Upper East Side, will be e-mailed to you and expires tomorrow, June 14.
Not in Los Angeles or New York? You can still celebrate National French Fry day by cooking up some homemade fries with recipes from the likes of Guy Fieri, Rachael Ray and Paula Deen.
Guy Fieri of Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives has a recipe for double-fried french fries that is rated five stars by Food Network website visitors.
The recipe is considered to be on the easy end of the difficulty scale, takes about an hour to make and yields five servings.
FoodNetwork.com user LovinTheKitchen raved about Fieri's french fry recipe.
These fries are awesome - a perfect thin layer of crisp on the outside, beautiful golden brown color, and a soft fluffy potato bite inside. I gave up trying to make fries a while back because they always came out greasy, or soggy, or generally sad, they said. Thanks for teaching this technique - will definitely make again even though the prep and time involved is a bit time-consuming.
Rachael Ray's cheese fries takes only 17 minutes to prepare and cook.
This is a wicked-easy recipe that's wicked-good! Ray says on the Food Network website.
FoodNetwork.com users agree, rating the recipe four stars.
I love this cheese, the consistency was not that great but the cheese over the frozen fries was delicious, gushed user mmlp396_7872431. I also put some bacon bits on top of the cheese along with some sour cream. Thanks Rachel!!!
One of Paula Deen's recipes combines the goodness of french fries with mayonnaise dip.
The recipe takes about 4 ½ hours to dish up, although most of that time is spent soaking the potatoes in water.
Deen's dish was rated four stars by FoodNetwork.com users.
Loved it. I didn't have the ingredients for the dip.... so, I can't rate that, said danielleheidenreich_12467341. But I loved the fries. Three times.... which was essentially Six (small batches.... was a bit much though.