French fries celebrate International Day: where are the best in Prague?
France and Belgium are interested in this popular fast food delicacy. However, the long-running dispute, which even historians cannot judge, does not change the fact that french fries are enjoying global popularity. This is evidenced by the fact that July 13 celebrates its international day. And the fact that it is not just an inferior dish from the stand is also evidenced by a number of domestic gastronomic establishments, which have built a thriving business on them.
One of the most famous is the concept called Faency Fries, originally from Ostrava, from where it spread to other Czech cities. French fries according to the Belgian recipe can also be tasted in Prague – at the Manifesto Market in Florence and Smíchov.
Faency Fries are always made from Czech or Moravian potatoes and fried in rapeseed oil pressed in the country. Instead of traditional ketchup or mayonnaise, dips are served according to your own recipe.
The French fries are served in the Garlín bistro in a slightly different way, the fries are covered with brown sauce, sprinkled with cheese and shredded meat – that is, Poutine, there are queues.
In the new Beers & Cheers in Myslíkova Street, which also serves mostly fast food classics, they prepare french fries using a special method based on a recipe by Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal.
French fries war
The controversy over which country has shown fried fries to the world has been going on for centuries. The main players in this gastronomy are France and Belgium. At the end of last year, the Belgian authorities decided to push for the inclusion of traditional Belgian French fries on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage.
On this occasion, a movement called All Together for Our Belgian Fries!
The French claim that the first fried french fries were sold in Parisian street stalls after the Great Revolution in the late 18th century. According to Belgian legend, the fries originated in the town of Namur as early as the 17th century. It is said that local fishermen often fried their catches from the Meuse River, but one winter the river froze, replacing the fish with potatoes in the shape of small fish.