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Fries ON a sandwich?

When did this addition get to be so popular. The first time I heard about it was on one of the food/travel shows going to Primanti Bros. Does anyone else find this to be over the top? too much? To me, they belong on the side. IMHO, of course.

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  1. In my part of PA they put fries in your salad.

    Not really a fan of either.

    My mother used to put fries on her McDonald's cheeseburger.

    1. “What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.”
      ― A.A. Milne

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      1. re: grampart

        Can't say I ever met a man who didnt like potatoes. Do they exist in the U.S.?

      2. I wouldn't dig it.

        On the other hand, I make an Indian dish called Haryali Chicken that is topped with fries. Kinda strange and kinda delicious.

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        1. re: Perilagu Khan

          I no longer eat meat but that makes me want to really bad.I love chicken and I love good fries.Sounds so tempting:)

        2. Martin Brothers Driveins in New Orleams years ago was famous for their potato sandwiches. French fries on Po Boy bread slathered with roast beef gravy or mayo. It was about a foot long and cost $00.15 cents. I still make them today.

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          1. re: mudcat

            Sounds like poutine's Cajun cousin.

            1. re: mudcat

              I heard that this was the original po boy - affordable for laborers.

            2. Rutgers Grease Trucks have been doing this since the 80's. Popular in Jersey.

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              1. re: RebelWithaCause

                Yup, that was my first thought when I read the OP.