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Mon Feb 10, 2020, 08:48 PM

A rant: Krinkle Kut 'French fries' are an abomination!

They are NOT 'French fries'.
Not those delightful shoestring, crispy outside, creamy inside pommes frites.
Krinkle Kut fries are NOT crispy!
They are MEALY.
They are the lazy cook's 'fries'.

I will not eat Krinkle Kut fried potatoes and you can't make me.

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Reply A rant: Krinkle Kut 'French fries' are an abomination! (Original post)
trof Feb 2020 OP
irisblue Feb 2020 #1
Piasladic Feb 2020 #2
Kali Feb 2020 #3
underpants Feb 2020 #4
Ohiogal Feb 2020 #11
unblock Feb 2020 #5
trof Feb 2020 #13
unblock Feb 2020 #15
trof Feb 2020 #16
unblock Feb 2020 #24
Liberal Jesus Freak Feb 2020 #6
trof Feb 2020 #14
trof Feb 2020 #17
Walleye Feb 2020 #20
Phentex Feb 2020 #37
Still Sensible Feb 2020 #7
kacekwl Feb 2020 #9
catbyte Feb 2020 #8
LaelthsDaughter Feb 2020 #10
handmade34 Feb 2020 #12
jpak Feb 2020 #18
trof Feb 2020 #19
jpak Feb 2020 #21
GeorgeGist Feb 2020 #22
Sneederbunk Feb 2020 #23
Codeine Feb 2020 #25
MFM008 Feb 2020 #26
MLAA Feb 2020 #27
Laffy Kat Feb 2020 #28
jberryhill Feb 2020 #29
Harker Feb 2020 #30
Wabbajack_ Feb 2020 #31
Polly Hennessey Feb 2020 #32
whistler162 Feb 2020 #33
MicaelS Feb 2020 #34
JuJuYoshida Feb 2020 #35
flotsam Feb 2020 #36
Gidney N Cloyd Feb 2020 #38
trof Feb 2020 #39

Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 08:55 PM

1. More for me Trof. 🍟.

Now.... Steak Fries?

And someone else can talk about what to dip or sprinkle on fried.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 08:56 PM

2. agreed-

give me what you don't finish.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 08:57 PM

3. they are a step better than freaking "steak fries"

talk about lazy cookin' lets wedge a whole potato into like 6 or 8 fries and basically serve a dry baked potato to a diner who wants FRIED thin sticks of crispy goodness

also keep your gross dry huge potato butt home fries and give me real crispy HASHBROWNS!

actually I have had decent crinkle cut on occasion, but in general I am with you, trof!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 08:59 PM

4. Haven't had fries this decade

Had fries maybe 5 times last year.

Just a thing I do every few years.

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:10 PM

11. You & me both, underpants

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:00 PM

5. They're mealy if you cook them that way

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Response to unblock (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:19 PM

13. I DO NOT cook them. Restaurants serve them.

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Response to trof (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:22 PM

15. Ask for them crispy? Or crispier?

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Response to unblock (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:23 PM

16. Yeah, try that at Burger King.

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Response to trof (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 10:54 PM

24. Well I suppose that is technically a "restaurant"

But it's clear *that* is where you went wrong



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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:00 PM

6. Sadly, I've never met a potato I didn't love 💕

Crinkle cuts are particularly good with gravy (former Baltimorean here 😀. But I do prefer the thin cut fries for just eating. And I donít do ketchup 👎

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Response to Liberal Jesus Freak (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:20 PM

14. Gravy on Krinkle Kuts. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

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Response to Liberal Jesus Freak (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:24 PM

17. I like mayo with real French fries.

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Response to trof (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:34 PM

20. Me too, with a touch of ketchup.

With a cold beer. Gave up the beer, but still love good french fries.

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Response to Liberal Jesus Freak (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 06:54 PM

37. same and I've had some good crinkle fries...

but they have to be fresh, deep fried and not many places do that anymore.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:01 PM

7. I dunno, Braums Krinkle Cut fries are really good and

not "MEALY" at all.

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Response to Still Sensible (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:08 PM

9. Krinkle cut my favorite.

Only if well done.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:07 PM

8. Whew, I thought I was the only one who hated those things. They always seem to taste like

they're freezer-burned and they seem coated with some sort of funky substance that leaves an oil slick in the roof of my mouth after I eat one. I can't figure it out because it's just the way they're cut. They're worse than a mealy apple.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:10 PM

10. Yuck, agreed.

Same!!! I hate crinkle cut fries! Iíll opt to get some other side every time if I see thatís what comes from the restaurant.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:18 PM

12. yes...

"lazy cook's 'fries'"

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:25 PM

18. Here in Maine, Crinkle Cut Fries are a matter of life and death

Restaurant owners threatened, cursed at for changing shape of French fry

https://www.sfgate.com/weird/article/French-fries-Maine-Bolleys-crinkle-cut-threatened-13159177.php

The owners of a Maine hot dog restaurant say they have been cursed at, threatened and treated hostilely after they switched their menu from crinkle-cut French fries to straight-cut.

Leslie Parsons said in a Facebook post last week that she knew that some customers would not appreciate the restaurant's decision to go with the alternate potato cut, but she was not prepared for the extent of the rancor of "some pretty disturbing and hostile customers."

"I just want to say I will absolutely not tolerate being sworn at, threatened physical harm to myself, my husband and children. It is unacceptable here at Bolley's and should NEVER be tolerated anywhere," Parsons wrote.

The crinkle cut had been the traditional deep-fried potato of the Waterville restaurant, but Parsons said shaping it required a cutter with "ridiculously pricey and flimsy blades." After spending "thousands" on blades, she eighty-sixed the crinkle.

<more>

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Response to jpak (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:27 PM

19. Good for her.

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Response to trof (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:42 PM

21. But Poutine with Crinkle Fries is Teh Bomb



The Crinkle Fries

The Cheese curds

St Hubert Poutine Gravy!

?quality=90&strip=all&w=1200

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 10:01 PM

22. When done right ... and they rarely are ...

Krinkle Kut fries are the very best.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 10:13 PM

23. Do you eat Pringles?

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:27 PM

25. I've had them properly made and they're good,

but thatís a one-in-a-million occurrence. Normally theyíre a mealy mess.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:34 PM

26. McDonalds makes the best

WHEN HOT.
when not, meh...

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:39 PM

27. Agree!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:49 PM

28. I'm with you, Trof.

It's us against them.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:01 AM

29. Vlaamse Frites

 

Go with the original.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:47 AM

30. The kute replacement of Cs with Ks

is also abominable.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 01:01 AM

31. Rainforest Cafe Basket fries

Mmmmmmmmm, stopped making them apparently

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 01:09 AM

32. Yes. They are mealy and mushy and almost as bad as

sweet potato fries. Give me shoestring crispy any day.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 07:21 AM

33. Get thee behind me Satan

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 01:09 PM

34. If they are potatoes and fried, that is all that is needed.

Including ketchup of course.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 03:47 PM

35. good!

more 4 me

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 06:24 PM

36. I sold fries for 6 years...

The answer for me commercially is available to you at home...if you like McD's fries you need to buy Oreida Fast Food Fries. In an actual deep fryer (375 degrees until they float) they are perfect or sprayed with olive oil in an air fryer at 14 minutes at 400 degrees they are pretty good. Just saying I know a lot about fries and this is my advice.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 07:58 PM

38. Krinkle Kut fries hold more ketchup when you dip them.

They also re-heat better, in case you have leftovers and want to have some with your eggs the next morning.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #38)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 08:17 PM

39. ketchup...meh. MAYO!

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