I am often asked about this topic, given my rather well-known penchant for fried spuds. Unfortunately, I was out of town for the KCUR Food Critics show this week that focused on the best French Fries in town, so I decided it was time to weigh in on my favorites in this space.
All of my favorite French fries have the same essential attributes; 1) they are thin, not thick (no steak fries for me), 2) they have not been dipped in a batter, 3) the skins are still on, and 4) they must be crispy. I’m partial to potatoes that have been fried in duck fat, but triple fried also do the trick.
On any given day, one batch of fries may be better than another, so in alphabetical order, here are my favorites:
Cafe Europa (as long as the slicer is set to a thin setting; if they are thick they lose my vote)
Danny Edwards Blvd BBQ (order them crispy)
Gram and Dun
A new favorite is at the barely week-old Corvino Supper Club and Tasting Room, which takes the concept of fries to a whole new level by providing a touch of elegance to this traditional side dish. Fingerling fries are snuggled in a beautiful pottery bowl with aioli and green garlic XO dipping sauces.
Please weigh in on my list in the comment section and add your own favorites!