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Why do they call it french fries?

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In winter, when the river froze, the fish-deprived villagers fried potatoes instead. It's said that this dish was discovered by American soldiers in Belgium during World War I and, since the dominant language of southern Belgium is French, they dubbed the tasty potatoes French fries.

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Historians believe origins of French Fries came from a recipe by French Chef Honoré called ‘Pommes de terre frites en petites tranches’ (potatoes deep-fried while raw in small slices). Thomas Jefferson introduced this recipe to America and this popular dish was renamed French Fried Potatoes.

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