"The French fried potato has become an inescapable horror in almost every public eating place in the country. "French fries," say the menus, but they are not French fries any longer. They are a furry-textured substance with the taste of plastic wood."
Russell Baker, ‘N.Y. Times’ columnist
“Our countries are great friends. We have given you Lafayette and French fried potatoes”
O. Henry, ‘Rolling Stones’ (1894)
First reference to French fried potatoes.
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