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2012-04-25 9:14:33 PM  
McDonald's fries don't even come close to juicy Chick-fil-A waffle fries.
 
2012-04-25 9:19:20 PM  
Never understood how anyone likes the garbage they pass off as fries at McDonald's.
 
2012-04-25 9:19:23 PM  
Subby sounds fat. Or soon to be fat.
 
2012-04-25 9:20:28 PM  
McDonald's fries are the best around as long as you get them fresh out of the frier and with just the right amount of salt.
 
2012-04-25 9:20:43 PM  
Is the McRib back?
 
2012-04-25 9:20:53 PM  
Anyone who knows anything knows the only way to make ANY kind of proper french fries (pomme frites) is to blanch, rest, then fry hot until crispy . . .

. . . not to mention, REAL McDonald's fries used to be fried in BEEF fat . . . I still remember the smell . . . *tear*
 
2012-04-25 9:21:38 PM  
3 parts salt to one part potato?

/is there anything as overrated as mcdonald's french fries?
//is there anything more nauseating then being in an elevator with someone who has a to-go bag of mcdonalds?
///McIcky's
 
2012-04-25 9:22:05 PM  
My gods that looks like a lot of work just for fries.

Screw it, it'll be faster to go out and get some.
 
2012-04-25 9:22:19 PM  
I've never understood the fascination with McDonald's french fries. Like everything else on their menu, the fries are mediocre at *best*. Hell, even Arby's has better fries, and you get to choose curly fries there if you like. Honestly I've never had anything close to good fries at a fast food restaurant of any sort. Every neighborhood pub I've ever been to has had fries that utterly destroy McDonald's fries.
 
2012-04-25 9:22:37 PM  
Or just get them from McDonald's. Costs less and takes less time.
 
2012-04-25 9:23:33 PM  

axeeugene: I've never understood the fascination with McDonald's french fries. Like everything else on their menu, the fries are mediocre at *best*. Hell, even Arby's has better fries, and you get to choose curly fries there if you like. Honestly I've never had anything close to good fries at a fast food restaurant of any sort. Every neighborhood pub I've ever been to has had fries that utterly destroy McDonald's fries.


You've eaten at Arby's. Your argument is invalid.
 
2012-04-25 9:24:03 PM  

axeeugene: I've never understood the fascination with McDonald's french fries. Like everything else on their menu, the fries are mediocre at *best*. Hell, even Arby's has better fries, and you get to choose curly fries there if you like. Honestly I've never had anything close to good fries at a fast food restaurant of any sort. Every neighborhood pub I've ever been to has had fries that utterly destroy McDonald's fries.


Would like to see that survive a blind taste test. Foodies, sigh.
 
2012-04-25 9:25:06 PM  

LeglessDog: Anyone who knows anything knows the only way to make ANY kind of proper french fries (pomme frites) is to blanch, rest, then fry hot until crispy . . .

. . . not to mention, REAL McDonald's fries used to be fried in BEEF fat . . . I still remember the smell . . . *tear*


There is a Belgian style place near here that double fries theirs in beef tallow. So good. Cafe Bruges.
 
2012-04-25 9:25:24 PM  
The end result is a crispy golden-brown baton showered with just the right amount of salt.

Someone has a seriously warped definition of "just the right amount".

Burger King's fries are better than McDonalds. Hell, since they changed them I like Wendys' better.
 
2012-04-25 9:25:28 PM  

Rufus Lee King: You are the most lame people I've ever encountered. Really.


Let me guess, you only eat the meat of animals you've raised and killed, fruits and vegetables that you've grown and drink water collected from a spring.
 
2012-04-25 9:25:49 PM  
This thread sounds fat.
 
2012-04-25 9:25:50 PM  
Ctrl+F truffle oil

No-one?
 
2012-04-25 9:26:46 PM  
This is awesome! I live in a part of the country where we don't have McDonalds yet, so this will come in handy for me.
 
2012-04-25 9:27:18 PM  
Duck fat fries. *drool*
 
2012-04-25 9:28:29 PM  

axeeugene: I've never understood the fascination with McDonald's french fries


My theory is that it's ingrained in childhood from parents who take their kids to Mcdonald's for happy meals and other kids' birthday parties. So there's a large nostalgia and "comfort food" factor.

My parents wouldn't let me eat at McDonalds because we kept strictly kosher at the time, so I don't suffer from McDonalds nostalgia, and can see that the emperor has no clothes.

McDonalds fast food smells NASTY. Why anyone with an option to eat anywhere else would voluntarily still eat there is a mystery to me.
 
2012-04-25 9:28:43 PM  
Dammit I'm going to have to walk to McDonald's now - I hope Fark is getting paid for this advertising
 
2012-04-25 9:29:38 PM  

Klivian: You've eaten at Arby's. Your argument is invalid.


Arby's is farking delicious. Their roast beef and French dip are better than about 99% of fast food.
 
2012-04-25 9:29:59 PM  

LeglessDog: Anyone who knows anything knows the only way to make ANY kind of proper french fries (pomme frites) is to blanch, rest, then fry hot until crispy . . .

. . . not to mention, REAL McDonald's fries used to be fried in BEEF fat . . . I still remember the smell . . . *tear*


It's funny because this is essentially the way I've been cooking tostones (crispy plantain slices) for as long as I can remember. I never bothered with fries because they always came out soft. I never made the connection until now. I'm going to go render some beef fat and give myself a starchy heart attack.
 
2012-04-25 9:30:10 PM  
McDonalds's has the best fries? What a super-sized quarter pounder of bullshiat.
 
2012-04-25 9:31:02 PM  
McDonald's fries are better than Burger King's or Hooters'.

I am terrible in the kitchen and I make better fries than all three places.

Best fries around here is a Belgium restaurant which specialised in mussels, fries and imported beer.
 
2012-04-25 9:32:29 PM  
LiberalConservative:
Would like to see that survive a blind taste test. Foodies, sigh.

Jesus.

As Klivian points out, I've eaten at Arby's. I'm as far from a "foodie" as I could be.
Does the food taste good? If yes, I eat it. McDonald's food universally tastes like garbage.

I'm a snob in all sorts of ways - but this is hardly one of them.
 
2012-04-25 9:32:39 PM  
I don't know how McDonald's got people to like half-cooked fries.
 
2012-04-25 9:32:50 PM  
It's the secret drug ingredient that makes them irresistible. You know, the drug that makes you look at your flaccid Big Mac and cold fries that you *just* got from the drive-thru while you pull away, and say "Oh, well, fark it." Then, rather than driving back and complaining, you eat it, and warsh it down with your watered-down Coke, and return to your pathetic existence until your next special McLunchTreat. And yes... you sound fat.
 
2012-04-25 9:34:12 PM  
I worked in this bar and grill in college, it was a laid back place with mostly hippie (vegetarian) types. The owner made it a point to switch from veg. fat to pure animal fat in the fryers. Now, those were some damn good fries.
 
2012-04-25 9:34:26 PM  
Crispy McD fries? Must be on freakin' Mars or something. Never had decent fries at any McDonalds I've been too -- even in foreign countries. Even their hashbrowns taste nasty. My dog won't touch either one -- and she licks her arse.
 
2012-04-25 9:35:45 PM  
"I can't imagine how many millions of dollars in research and development they have spent in order to achieve a perfect fry around the world." -- That is until they let the fries sit in the warming tray for several minutes and serve them up stone cold. :p
 
2012-04-25 9:35:57 PM  
It's been done before!
Link
 
2012-04-25 9:36:37 PM  
I thought McDonald's still used some sort of beef fat or beef derivative in its shortening (which is what they call their frying oil). I might be wrong about that, but I'm skeptical that these fries are going to be much like McD's since I know for sure they don't use peanut oil. (I used to be a swing shift manager at a McDonald's, and I had to clean up that nasty used frying oil constantly.)
 
2012-04-25 9:36:54 PM  
Although when they do give me cold fries I politely ask for a fresh batch.
 
2012-04-25 9:37:50 PM  

Tax Boy: axeeugene: I've never understood the fascination with McDonald's french fries

My theory is that it's ingrained in childhood from parents who take their kids to Mcdonald's for happy meals and other kids' birthday parties. So there's a large nostalgia and "comfort food" factor.


I suspect you're right.

I unilaterally quit eating McDonald's food when I was 12. I just refused to go there any more (why yes, I've been a joyless, self-absorbed ass for decades now - why do you ask?). It took me no time at all even then to see what trash they peddled, and I held no romanticism for the place or the food.

It's obvious McDonald's aggressively markets to children for just the reason you note - they took a page out of the tobacco company playbook, and it's done wonders for their business model.

But their fries still blow.
 
2012-04-25 9:37:51 PM  
CSB:

My old neighbor used to drive truck for McClane here in KC. He would bring home several items at a time that "fell off the truck", including packages of rock lobster tails from Red Lobster, McDonald's breakfast sausage patties, and, yes, bags of frozen McDonald's fries. Of course, he shared with the neighbors. I seriously think the McD's fries we cooked at home were even better than the ones from the restaurant. Maybe it was because we'd eat 'em piping hot and salted perfectly. Anyway, definitely a best neighbor ever candidate.

End CSB.
 
2012-04-25 9:37:56 PM  

Rufus Lee King: I only meant that there is going to be a 200-thread thing about french fries.


It will be if you keep posting comments. Kind of strange that you're here, considering your feelings on the topic.
 
2012-04-25 9:40:08 PM  

LiberalConservative: Or just get them from McDonald's. Costs less and takes less time.


I would, but about 2 out of 3 times the cooks at our local McD's burn them, undercook them, leave them sit too long, any of the above.
 
2012-04-25 9:40:29 PM  
Fries? McDonald's? What is this burger heresy!?

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/and I'll have mine with the deep fried mushrooms please
//they go great with tartar sauce
 
2012-04-25 9:41:54 PM  
Am I the only one who likes waffle fries?
 
2012-04-25 9:43:34 PM  
McDonald's fries suck now, ever since they switched to the "healthy"oil. They used to have fries that were what drama were made of, but no longer. Also, remember when they used to deep fry the apple and cherry pies? Now their pies suck donkey balls. Don't even get me started on the MCDLT.

You know what ask of those things have in common? No good tree hugging hippies ruined them. Can't have pies and fries coed in real oil, not healthy. Can't have a McDLT because of to much packaging. Damn hippies.
 
2012-04-25 9:44:18 PM  

LeglessDog: Anyone who knows anything knows the only way to make ANY kind of proper french fries (pomme frites) is to blanch, rest, then fry hot until crispy . . .

. . . not to mention, REAL McDonald's fries used to be fried in BEEF fat . . . I still remember the smell . . . *tear*


And they've tasted like crap ever since they were forced to switch.
 
2012-04-25 9:44:54 PM  
All fries suck if they are not cooked in lard/beef fat.
If you haven't tried them that way, you don't know what you missing.
But you may live longer eating those Fries cooked in all vegetable oil.
Damned if you do, Damned if you don't!

/you can Blanche any fry and it almost tastes like ye olden times fryes!
 
2012-04-25 9:45:07 PM  
Dammit, subby! I haven't had any fast food in almost 2 months. Now I'm craving McDonalds fries - and I don't even like them!

/lost 40 lbs in the past year
//yes, I sound fat
///still am fat, but not for much longer!
////slashies!
 
2012-04-25 9:45:09 PM  
Steps to making homemade MickieD's fries:

1) Make fries
2) Dump 2 pounds of salt over fries.
 
2012-04-25 9:47:31 PM  
Chil-Fil-A's are better.

Chicken and waffle fries, ftw
 
2012-04-25 9:47:55 PM  
Am I the only person who remembers what McDonald's fries tasted like before they changed the oil so that it was less fatty (yet, moronically, the same amount of calories)? THOSE we good french fries, maybe even the best fast food fries. But these fries, they do not deserve to be called french fries. They are more akin to hot cardboard with potato mush sporadically strewn within. Shame on you people for accepting mediocrity.

/I said good day sir!
 
2012-04-25 9:53:17 PM  
Not a single mention of Five Guys french fries.. which are so far superior.. they shouldn't even be called the same thing.
 
2012-04-25 9:54:19 PM  

axeeugene: I've never understood the fascination with McDonald's french fries. Like everything else on their menu, the fries are mediocre at *best*. Hell, even Arby's has better fries, and you get to choose curly fries there if you like. Honestly I've never had anything close to good fries at a fast food restaurant of any sort. Every neighborhood pub I've ever been to has had fries that utterly destroy McDonald's fries.


They don't serve the homestyle where I live anymore you lucky bastard.
 
2012-04-25 9:55:48 PM  

Tax Boy: 3 parts salt to one part potato?

/is there anything as overrated as mcdonald's french fries?
//is there anything more nauseating then being in an elevator with someone who has a to-go bag of mcdonalds?
///McIcky's


Yeah, getting onto an airplane when the guy next to you, or in front of you, etc, thinks a nice hot bag of steaming McDonald's is an appropriate snack.
 
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