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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

National julienne Fries Day

August 12th is known as Julienne Fries Day here in the U.S. where I live. While French fries originated in Belgium the potatoes that they come from are from the Americas. French fries are most popular in the U.S. My thought is because of our love for hamburger and fries

 Julienne fries are a type of French fry that are thinner than regular fries and sometimes referred to as shoestring fries.. Sorry to curly, waffle, and Belgian style fries as it is not your day to celebrate. Julienne fries are cut from the potato in long strips. This can also be called a matchstick cut and thus one more name for julienne style fries. The fries measure approximately 1/8 inch x 1/8 inch x 1-2 inches. Most fast food restaurants serve this type of fry.

The easiest way to make Julienne potatoes at home is by using a mandolin fitted with a julienne blade. To cut using a knife cut thin slices from the potato; each slice should be about ⅛-inch thick. Then, lay the slices flat on your cutting board and cut them crosswise into 2-inch pieces (about the length of a matchbook). Cut each 2-inch section lengthwise into ⅛-inch-wide strips to produce a perfect julienne Shoestring fries can be made from both regular and sweet potatoes. To celebrate National Julienne Fries Day why not cook up some shoestring fries at home? Simply cook them like you would regular fries.


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