How To Make the Ultimate French Fries

The quintessential side, french fries – or frites, if you prefer – are always better when made with duck fat. Something akin to alchemy happens when potatoes and duck fat get together. Golden and crispy with tender, creamy interiors and a hint of delicious duckiness, these will be the new standard against which all fries are measured. Read on for the how-to. 

Quick & Easy Recipe: Chicken Tinga on French Fries

What’s better than french fries? How about fries topped with shredded chicken tinga and a drizzle of cheese sauce? Our fully-cooked chicken leg confit makes this recipe a cinch, and using a bag of quality frozen fries means you can get it in the oven in minutes. This winning recipe will please kids and adults alike…

The Problematic Politics of Poutine

Poutine has been gaining popularity over the past few years, not just in Canada but in the United States, too. In Quebec, there are some poutine rumblings – and not of the stomach – that caught the attention of The New York Times, resulting in this recent article about the culturally charged dish. For years the Quebecois…

Poutine: The New Nachos?

Are you a poutine eater? If you’re from Canada, you almost certainly are. But poutine is spreading across the States, one plate at a time. What is poutine? Poutine is simply french fries, served with melting cheese curds and gravy on top. It’s a fast food favorite, and we compared it to disco fries (a diner…

Poutine or Disco Fries?

Poutine – that Canadian dish of exquisite perfection – is getting a lot of attention these days. This simple dish is nothing but french fries covered in a special gravy and topped with cheese curds.  But, oh, what a winning combination! Food bloggers swoon over poutine and post photos all over the internet (go ahead,…

How-To: Duck Fat Fries

The humble Idaho spud gets a decadent upgrade when cut fresh and plunged into bubbly duck fat. The resulting frites are golden and crispy with tender, creamy interiors and a hint of delicious duckiness. Obtain the Duck Fat You might already have some rendered duck fat in your refrigerator or freezer from the last time…