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  • Standard

    4 23.53%
  • Crinkle Cut

    1 5.88%
  • Steak

    5 29.41%
  • Shoestring

    3 17.65%
  • Waffle

    2 11.76%
  • Curly

    1 5.88%
  • Tater Tots/Monkey Rodeo option

    1 5.88%
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    Ideal French Fries Shape

    The best french fry shape is...?

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    Steak. I like my fries meaty.
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    Standard-ish

    By that I mean cut in the same general standard shape, but with individual differences in size and length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagrims View Post
    By that I mean cut in the same general standard shape, but with individual differences in size and length.
    This would not go over well with Phil Hartman's anal retentive chef.
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    Of the styles listed, I would rank them as follows:

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    1. Steak
    2. Crinkle Cut
    3. Waffle
    4. Standard
    5. Tater Tots
    6. Shoestring
    7. Curly
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    Good old standard. I am a fan of waffle and curly fries, but that's more about the seasoning than the shape, I think. Shoestring fries are like angel hair pasta: not substantial enough. Steak fries have too high of a mushy innard:crispy outard(?) ratio. The perfect fry balances both.

    The real question should be what you do with your fries. The ideal french fry is just crispy and salty enough that it is perfect on its own. Ketchup only exists to make things you don't want to taste, taste like ketchup. Ketchup is an abomination.
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    Crinkle-cut fries represent the best compromise for me. They aren't too thin (shoestring would be last on my list) or too thick (the proportion of potato flesh to crispiness is wrong on a steak fry), they hold the heat well (cold fries are inedible), and they are easy to grip.

    Standard fries have to be gripped two or three at a time. Crinkle-cut are one-a-time delectableeness.

    Waffle fries have been as close to perfected as they ever will be by Chick-fil-A, but they'll always be a compromise.

    Tater tots are awesome, no doubt, and they are popping up more and more as a standard side item, but they are no more a french fry than hash browns.

    1. Crinkle-cut
    2. Standard
    3. Steak
    4. Waffle
    5. Curly
    6. Shoe String
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotblack View Post
    The real question should be what you do with your fries. The ideal french fry is just crispy and salty enough that it is perfect on its own. Ketchup only exists to make things you don't want to taste, taste like ketchup. Ketchup is an abomination.
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    I am truly shocked to be the first vote for waffle, which is without a doubt the superior fry. It has the weightiness of steak, the crispiness of curly, the even seasoning of standard. It's the best of all worlds. I would rank the options here as follows:

    1) Waffle
    2) Steak
    3) Standard
    4) Curly
    5) Tater tots/monkey rodio
    6) Crinkle cut
    7) Shoestring
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    Shoestring. Give em to me crispy, and give me lots of 'em at once.

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