THE 11 BEST PREPARATIONS OF FRIED POTATOES

  1. 1.
    Crinkle cut fries
    Pros: great ketchup cling. Cons: none. Prime example: Shake Shack.
  2. 2.
    Curly zesty fries
    Pros: taste delicious! Cons: none.
  3. 3.
    Waffle cut fries
    Pros: even better ketchup cling. Cons: rare. Prime example: JG Melon.
  4. 4.
    Hash browns
    Pros: onions are involved. Cons: primarily a breakfast food. Prime example: IHOP (really, they are great)
  5. 5.
    Crinkle cut potato chips
    Pros: lots of surface area for salt coverage. Nostalgia. Cons: Nostalgia. Prime example: Ruffles
  6. 6.
    Regular cut fries
    Pros: classic, ubiquitous, gold crisp. Cons: highly variable quality. Prime example: 282 burger (bk), McDonalds
  7. 7.
    Shoestring fries
    Pros: crisp, salty. Cons: dirty hands. Prime example: Balthazar, Superfine (bk)
  8. 8.
    Sweet potato fries
    Pros: so sweet! feels healthy and therefore virtuous. Cons: can be limp. Prime example: Smashburger
  9. 9.
    Latkes
    Pros: applesauce! Usually homemade. Cons: usually homemade.
  10. 10.
    Sweet potato tempura
    Pros: break from fries. Cons: no ketchup involved.
  11. 11.
    Potato sticks
    Pros: comes in a can, crispy and salty, nostalgia. Cons: guilt.