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View Poll Results: What's the best kind of fries?
Regular, plain fries (steak-cut, waffle, curly, etc.)
46.67%
Sweet potato fries
15.00%
Seasoned or topped (garlic, chili cheese, Greek, animal-style, poutine)
23.33%
Tater tots or crispy crowns
10.00%
Other
1.67%
I don't eat fries
3.33%
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YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

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YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?



Today is National French Fry Day, so how about a poll? The wife is a big fan of sweet potato fries. I think they're fine but prefer regular salty fries, preferably with seasoning. Chili cheese fries or poutine is a meal in itself. Poll is restricted to fries, not other forms of fried potatoes such as hash browns, potato pancakes, etc.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
Today is National French Fry Day, so how about a poll? The wife is a big fan of sweet potato fries. I think they're fine but prefer regular salty fries, preferably with seasoning. Chili cheese fries or poutine is a meal in itself. Poll is restricted to fries, not other forms of fried potatoes such as hash browns, potato pancakes, etc.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

Is the poll that there is not poll?

And to answer the OP thread title...they taste good.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

Sweet Potato fries are supposed to be better for you in terms of what they offer nutritionally.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

The way this site works is that the initial post goes up, while a second step opens to create the poll. It's always so clever to be the first to jump in to say there is no poll.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

I like sweet potato fries (they can also be seasoned).

Yes, sweet potatoes are supposed to be better for you. By the time you get enough oil to cook them and enough salt to flavor them, neither sweet nor regular fries are much of a health food. so the difference may not mean much.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

Regular fries with malt vinegar sprinkled on top...
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

Whoops, I pressed "Other" before I realized that you included waffle fries in "Regular". I'd argue there's nothing regular about waffle fries.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

Originally Posted by schizopak View Post
Whoops, I pressed "Other" before I realized that you included waffle fries in "Regular". I'd argue there's nothing regular about waffle fries.
And waffle fries are often seasoned. I was thinking about making them a separate option as well as crinkle-cut etc. in a huge blow-out poll, but ultimately went for simple.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

Aww, yes, another thread with a title that poses a question that the true topic of the poll doesn't really want answered.

I tend to go with regular french fries, I guess. If they are thin fries, I usually use ketchup and put some of that Tony Chachere's creole seasoning. With thicker fries, I've been known to use some ranch.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

Originally Posted by schizopak View Post
Whoops, I pressed "Other" before I realized that you included waffle fries in "Regular". I'd argue there's nothing regular about waffle fries.
I was thinking the same thing; a lot of what was included in "regular" I wouldn't consider regular at all.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

I like regular fries the best (as long as it includes curly fries), although once in awhile if I'm feeling adventurous I'll go for fries smothered in chili & cheese (goddamn that's good sometimes!). Never particularly cared for sweet potatoes although the wife eats them sometimes. I don't know if she'd do sweet potato fries or not. -kd5-
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

Seasoned waffle fries.

Yummy!
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

Duck fat fries with truffle oil.

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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

I get sweet potato fries when a place has them as an option. I just prefer the taste.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

I don't care for sweet potatoes, I prefer regular.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

Not a fan of fries in general, and though I don't mind the occasional fry, I actively dislike sweet potato fries.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

Not a fan of sweet potato fries. The best fries are the ones I hand cut at home.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

Sweet potatoes are nasty if you ask me fries and regular both. Regular potato fries are great when they're properly seasoned and crispy and stuff though. Tater tots and hash browns are pretty great too. Funnily enough though I'm not a very big mashed potato fan either and baked are fine but only on certain occasions.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

There's a place in Sunnyvale that has garlic bleu cheese sweet potato fries that are unbelievable, but they are the only place that I eat them at. Otherwise, I won't go out of my way to order them.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

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There's a place in Sunnyvale that has garlic bleu cheese sweet potato fries that are unbelievable, but they are the only place that I eat them at. Otherwise, I won't go out of my way to order them.
Holy crap that sounds delicious.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

I love crispy crowns, they're little tiny hasbrowns. Sweet potato fries can be tricky, they are nasty if overcooked.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

Originally Posted by mcfly View Post
There's a place in Sunnyvale that has garlic bleu cheese sweet potato fries that are unbelievable, but they are the only place that I eat them at. Otherwise, I won't go out of my way to order them.
What place is this?

Also not a fan of sweet potato fries. I choose garlic first, or regular if they don't have garlic.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

Love sweet potato fries. I order sweet potatoes over regular potatoes when offered on the menu.
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Re: YAFP: What's the big deal with sweet potato fries?

Loathe sweet potatos, tried the fries on a lark....I didn't like them.

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