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Sep 23, 2010 02:48 AM

Do you prefer curly fries or regular fries?

Last night I had curly fries for the first time (with my gourmet hamburger). Not really my style. I realize I prefer the straight cut kind. What do other chowhounders say?

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  1. I don't think many people have ever had fries that weren't straight. I haven't.

      1. Regular. The few times I have had curly fries they have been over-seasoned by some sort of super salty spice mixture. Give me hand cut fresh fried potatoes any day over the curlies.

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        1. re: mels

          That's what I have found too. The curly fries have that spicy coating on them and I don't like coated fries, curly or straight. And I hate when I order fries and it doesn't say on the menu that they are the 'spicy' fries.

          1. re: mels

            Yes! Why do curly-cut potatoes always get the seasoning/coating treatment? Does burger king have a hand in this?!!! Way prefer regular fries

          2. Another hanging chad for regular fries. And I generally prefer the "fast food" fries to steak fries or crinkle cut.

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            1. re: Perilagu Khan

              i'm ashamed to say it, PK, but i used to LOVE crinkle-cut fries from a fast food chain called Del Taco. I don't think they even exist anymore. But yeah, now i'm all about frites - thin, straight, crispy and salty. Ahhh, the potato. such a sublime tuber.

              1. re: mariacarmen

                I haven't been to Del Taco recently so I can't comment on the existence of their crinkle-cut fries, but rest assured they are still around here and there in California.

                1. re: mariacarmen

                  they still exist. i just had some last week. when they come right out of the fryer, they are heavenly!

                  1. re: Jelly71

                    right?? with plenty of salt? yum! I've only seen them in So. Cal., not in the Bay Area.... just as well.

              2. Regular fries generally taste better (maybe because most curly fries are industrial), but curly fries are fun sometimes.