A favourite of most people across the world, french fries come in many shapes and sizes and are loaded with additives to add that irresistible taste. A regular serving of fries has 500 calories, while the same serving of regular potatoes has about 150.
The average American consumes 29 pounds of french fries in a year, and is home to the famous fast-food query: You want fries with that?
Alternative stories of the origin of the famous fry:
For a few years, French fries were renamed as Freedom Fries in the United States, as a way to protest against France’s refusal to give them political support in the Gulf crisis.
This was later restored in 2006, and Freedom Fries became French again.