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French fries: long and skinny or fat and potatoey?

I am so disappointed when I order french fries and get these soft, thick versions. Ironically, McDonalds's are the right shape and size...but where do you get really good ones? I will go to a restaurant specifically for french fries!

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  1. I have preferred long an skinny french fries for as long as I can remember. I think it's because fat french fries often are not cooked in the center. I also like my fries crispy. My favorite are the Rosemary Garlic fries from Brewer's Art in Baltimore. They are shoestring thin, crispy and served with mayonnaise. I usually skip the garlic as it is waaay too much for me.

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    1. I prefer long and skinny over fat ones. However, I like the fat ones with fried fish, splashed with some vinegar.

      1. I'm not really a french fry fan, but I'm a sucker for the medium thickness ones that are coated in batter. Mmm. Carb overload.

        1. Shoestrings rule! (As do house-made potato chips) There's a nice little bar in my hometown of Lakewood, Ohio called the Rush Inn that I find myself inexorably drawn to for awesome, addictive crispy fries

          1. The long and skinny ones don't do anything for me. I like some meat in my fry. Medium to thick cut and crispy is my preference.