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Aug 12, 2009 06:31 PM

Belgian Fries in Fresno?

Just moved to town and was wondering if there are any places in Fresno or the surrounding areas that serve up Belgian style french fries.

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  1. >>>Belgian style fries<<<

    I doubt it but I would suggest you call to check at; Ripe Tomato, Chef's Table, Cracked Pepper.

    1. It's unlikely that you'll find them in the Belgian style. It's too theme-oriented for the 'No. But, you could likely search down some regular french fries that are of a similar quality. But no local restaurant really stands out in my mind for the type of fries you want.

      1. I am very much intrigued by this post, since I had never heard of the term "Belgian style fries" before!! Love learning about new food finds, and after googling these fries I found this website:

        According to the blog there might be a place in Santa Monica called Benita's that serves these fries (yet it seems to have closed). Other than that, there appears to be no place in CA.

        Here is a recipe on for an authentic recipe, if you wish to recreate your own:

        After finding out the preperation, I now realize that I worked at a place that made fries this way...Brix (if you lived in Fresno for the past 15 years you might remember this restaurant!!)...yet, alas, they closed years ago. The fries were the BEST I had ever had, handcut and fried twice...yumm.

        Hopefully there is someplace that one could find fries like these, I will keep an eye and ear open.

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        1. re: cocktailqueen77

          Benita's in SM is long gone.
          Try Bel Frites in San Luis Obispo

        2. I just heard about these recently and do not see the difference between these and regular fries. From my understanding fries are always cooked at a lower temp first and then crisped up on a higher temp. What is the actual difference?

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          1. re: SDGourmand

            I know they should be cooked twice so they are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Besides the double frying, the potatoes should be cut rather thick. Also, they are served with a plain or flavored mayo.