French Fries Aren’t French…They’re Belgian

A classic cone of fries topped with mayo and a fricandelle on the side. Jon Åslund, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

French fries got their name from Americans

Supposedly fries originated in Namur, Belgium. Photo by Jonas Vandermeiren on Unsplash

The French lay claim to fries too

The French lay historical claim to fries. Pictured is a fry vendor in Lille circa 1900. Édition Merlot — Lille, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Fries and modern Belgian gastronomy

Maison Antoine is one of the most famous friteries in Brussels. Varech, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
A friterie at the Brussels Christmas market in 2006. E POULSEN, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
A fritkot in Overijse, Belgium. Wouter Hagens, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

A symbol of Belgian cuisine

A friterie near Barvaux-sur-Ourthe, Belgium. Jean Housen, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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