Want Fries With That?

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  1. Mari North

    Mari North Very Well-Known Member
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    Aw, @Sheldon Scott , you need to try it! hehe No, I'm not bossy. Well, I mean... uh.... stop laughing! :D Seriously, here's the thing... I used to say the same. It turned my stomach to think of sushi... gagged me even. But then I realized that it's not necessarily "raw fish"... in fact, for as much as I love the stuff, I've still never had the raw kind. Ick!

    The sushi I eat is fully cooked fish... mostly the imitation crab. It's called (my favorite) California Roll. The sticky rice... fake crab/lobster, avocado, etc. and sometimes a thin cream cheese "stick".... it really is good.

    But the kind with raw ingredients? Won't touch it.

    Believe it or not, I can even get frozen sushi at Walmart now... fully cooked, thaw and serve. Here's the kind I get. (Will copy/paste work here in the forum? I'll try.)

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    kemah boardwalk.jpg I don't have french fries enough to mind them being fried. I do love McDonald's fries, even though I still have scars on my arms from the XXs of the french fry baskets when I worked at McDonald's as a teen. On the rare occasions that I make fries from scratch, I just cut up real potatoes and cook them in a frying pan. Occasionally, I will dig out my little deep fryer, but that doesn't happen much. I like my fries salty, and like ketchup on the side, for dipping, rather than smothering them in it. I'm going to have to look up Kheema, which now has me drooling about seafood, because most of the local seafood restaurants are in Kemah (Texas) at the boardwalk. Now Ken has me thinking about open campus. I loved open campus, except I never wanted to go back to school afterwards. We had a few pizza/sub shops near school that my friends and I would frequent when we were able to leave for lunch or leave early due to study periods we didn't really need to attend. Sometimes I'll skip the fries and go for onion rings, which are another favorite.
     
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    Mayo on fries- I saw a program about fries years ago on the Food channel. I learned that "French" fries were invented in Belgium and the original dipping sauce was mayonaisse.

    They were fried twice, but I don't remember why and served in a paper cone. Sometimes the mayo was mixed with a bit of tomato sauce.

    They looked soooo good!
     
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  4. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Funny, I made homemade fries on Monday night to go with burgers. Yes, real potatoes cut with a French Fry Cutter, put into a metal basket and into the Deep Fry Cooker. We LOVE them. Put some popcorn salt on them and "away we go". We both eat them with ketchup, but sometimes I will dip them into mayo.
    We like, not love, Micky D's fries and a burger place called 5 Guys. They give a nice portion of fries and we eat all of them!
    We really need to go on a diet, but it just too much fun eating all this stuff we aren't suppose to eat. LOL
    Neither of us are that overweight, but could lose 20 pounds each.
     
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    I went to "Five Guys" once to see what all the fuss was about because they had city awards for Best Burgers. The burgers were delicious but humongous, and so were the hand-cut fries. They have 15 FREE ingredients to choose from.

    I ordered the small fries and they put a small cup in the bottom of a lunch bag and then overflowed the cup until the lunch bag was almost 1/2 full (I got them to go). It was crazy. And if THAT'S not enough, they have gigantic open boxes of FREE peanuts all-you-can-eat with boxes to put them in. http://thesource.com/2014/02/16/five-guys-secret-menu/

    To be honest, the pics below are accurate except the burger didn't look quite that colorful or succulent in real lifeā€¦but still good.

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  6. Chrissy Cross

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    We have a 5 Guys also and I tried it because here they are second to In-N-Out. I prefer In-N-Out.
     
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    I love Five Guys but, to be honest, I'm glad we don't have one in Millinocket. I already have a weight problem, so I wouldn't need that. As it is, we go to Bangor once every couple of weeks, and we don't always stop at Five Guys when we do, but we usually do. One small order of fries is enough for the both of us. They're good, and the burgers are even better.
     
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    I never heard of 5 guys before. Or Mickey D's either. Is Mickey D's what some of you are calling McDonalds?
     
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    @Sheldon Scott , Yup...Mickey D is McDonald's. :)

    We have a 5 Guys in my area too. I went with my grandson once and it is good. Big and good. They had what looked like 20 pound bags of potatoes stacked halfway up the windows. You can see them cook, quite a few on the line. The place was jumping, what with the community college across the street.

    Wish we had an In and Out.
     
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    I like to cook my potatoes a little first, then slice them up and fry them in hot oil. My grandson's eat them as fast as I can cook them. We eat our fries without ketchup, just a little salt.
     
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    Poutine, fries with gravy and cheese curds from Canada. Anyone ever have these?
     
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    I haven't tried them but they are pretty popular in the St. John Valley of Maine, where I have land. Fort Kent has an annual poutine festival but, although I spent one full year there, and a few summers, I haven't tried them yet.
     
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    When you try them Ken report back please. They are no where to be found here, that I know of. It figures these fries would be in Maine since the proximity to Canada. Thanks.
     
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