Thursday, April 18, 2013

Would you like fries with that?

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Toronto, ON
August 2010
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In a word, no.

As time goes on, I find myself increasingly resistant to not only the consumption of french fries, bu to their very reason for being.

We can debate the nutritional merits of the humble potato until the cows come home - some folks say it's a staple food, while others avoid it like the starchy plague. Whatever side of the debate you're on, it's clear that how we choose to prepare them for the dinner table after they get yanked from the ground has lots to do with their impact on our health. And I'll wager deep frying them in oil isn't the best way to go.

I'd probably understand their appeal if they tasted remotely decent. But they don't - at least not to me. And these days, whenever I eat them - not all that often, but still - I often regret it afterward. Maybe it's time for a change.

Your turn: ∫French fry...friend or foe? More importantly, if you're not eating fries, what do you replace them with?


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Frankly, I love them Carmi.

But along with potato chips and the like, I avoid them...because I have no resistance to their powers.

Michèle et Jean-Claude said...

I love french fries in Belgium served with mayonnaise, Yum! And in Belgium I don't avoid them.