Not since I wrote about sausage last year, have I felt so compelled to discuss another favorite food: french fries. You can have your chocolate and your cupcakes (although I do long for some pie now and again) my guilty pleasure is salt and fat--where the flavor is. And all summer I was known to be baking up some frozen ones alongside some sockeye salmon with mayo and balsamic vinegar and garlic okay, and some dill. Now that's what I'm talking about. I like french fries in the morning, when I prefer to eat dinner. By six o'clock I couldn't care less about cooking. Carb intake in recent years has been monopolized by pasta and of course bread. But the nutritional benefits of the potato should not be overlooked. So now the gauntlet has been thrown. I invite you all to step up and share where you get your favorite fries. If you can't remember the name of the place, please provide a street or intersection...because if you make me get lost trying to find the joint, that's on you. I'll start:
CrossRhodes: This long-standing greek diner in Evanston at the corner of Main & Chicago Aveenues has the most delicious, thick *Greek* fries you could ever want to eat. They are thick-cut with just the right ammount of oil and vinegar drizzled all over them and seasoned with rosemary. Another option is to order tzaki sauce for dipping too. OMG!
Favorite Frozen Fries: Alexia brand which can be found at most supermarkets, but especially Treasure Island are the best. There are upwards of 6 different varieties including the new Salt & Pepper. OooLaLa.