20 Types of Fries You Should Try

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French Fries come in all shapes and sizes, and they are served with sandwiches, burgers, and also alone.They are made from cutting out potatoes into wedges or sticks and then deep fried.
Here is a list of 20 types of fries you must try:

1 Standard Cut

Standard Cut is a popular, well-known, and a common version of French fries. They are served with burgers or as a side dish with dips of your choice. They are deep fried and tossed in salt. You can season them with parsley, garlic, and pepper. They are easy to prepare at homes too.

Standard Cut

2 Tornado Fries

Tornado fries are originated as street food in South Korea. They are deep-fried spiral cut whole potato brushed with many seasonings like cheese, honey, or onions. Other varieties include sausages in between these fries.

Tornado Fries

3 Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato fries are fries made from sweet potato. They come in many forms like a tater tot, waffles, and standard cut. They can even transform into dessert, so you can dip them or top with marshmallow cream, honey or sugar syrup.They are lower in carbs and calories and contain more Vitamin A as compared to white potatoes.

Sweet Potato Fries

4 Poutine

Poutine originates from the Canadian Province of Quebec. They are topped with cheese curds and brown gravy. This dish was originated in the 1950s. It is a late-night drunk food. They are made with regular cut French fries and thin gravy.


 5 Pommes Souffles

Pommes Souffles are slices of potato fried twice. Once they are fried at a lower temperature of 300°F, then cooled down and then fried again at 375°F. This makes them puff up like balloons when they turn golden brown.

Pommes Souffles

6 Potato Wedges

Potato Wedges are potato fries with its skin. These are large wedges fried and baked. In Australia, topped with sweet chili sauce and sour cream. They are also known as “JoJo” fries.

Potato Wedges

7 Shoestring

Shoestring are potatoes cut into very thin long pieces and fried. They are commonly served as a topping for sandwiches in Cuban cuisine also known as Papas Julianas. You can add cheese and chili to enhance the taste.


8 Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries is an adaptation of Cheese fries where chili is added on top of the fries. It is said that Don A. Jenkin invented the chili cheese fries at the age of 16. You can have this flavour with shoestring fries topped with chili and shredded cheese which makes I perfect for a movie night or a quick and fun family dinner.

Chili Cheese Fries

9 Curly Fries

The main feature of the curly fries is that they have a spring-like shape. They are created by cutting the potatoes using a spiral slicer. They are also called “Suzi-Q Fries” or “Goldilocks Fries”. They are seasoned or breaded.

Curly Fries

10 Garlic Fries

Garlic fries are a special kind of fries topped with garlic. These are served with salt, grated Parmesan cheese, parsley, and chopped garlic. You can serve this with dishes like burgers or sandwiches to enhance the taste.

Garlic Fries

11 Loaded Fries

When cheese fries are not enough, they are topped with items like mac and cheese, sour cream, bacon, red sauce, and jalapenos. This makes them turn into the main course rather than a side dish. Nacho fries are a good example of this type.

Loaded Fries

12 Smiley

Smiley or Smile fries are circle shaped French fry with two eyes and a smiley mouth cut out. They are classification and most inferior of fries.They have a soft interior and crunchy from the outside.


13 Steak Fries

Steak Fries have a thick cut and they get their name as they are served with steak. These should not be confused with steak fritters, which is entirely made of steak. They are versatile enough to pair with different recipes. They have a wonderful heft with crispy edges and a soft interior. They are easy to prepare with few seasonings.

Steak Fries

14 Cottage Fries

Cottage Fries are similar to potato chips. These are round cut potatoes prepared with or without potato skin. They are prepared using two ways- deep fried or baked. They are seasoned with a variety of items like cayenne pepper, black pepper, and other herbs. Terms like “cottage fries” and “home fries” are used interchangeably.

Cottage Fries

15 Crinkle Fries

Crinkle Fries are crinkle cut potatoes that are deep-fried or eaten plain topped with cheese. Nowadays, they are known for being unnatural as they are made from machines and have the same shape and size.

Crinkle Fries

16 Home Fries

Home Fries is a typical breakfast dish which is wonderfully crispy and soft. These fries taste delicious in the morning. They are simple to look but extremely difficult to prepare. If you mess it up while preparing, you might get a mixture of crispiness and a mush of under cooked potatoes in between.

Home Fries

17 Tater Tots

Tater Tots is originated from Ore-Ida and has considered being a generic term to describe little potato bites. They are small cylindrical made out of grated potatoes and are deep fried in a variety of different oils. They are very crispy and light and generally served with dips and ketchup. They are also frozen and easily available in supermarkets.

Tater Tots

18 Waffle Fries

Waffle Fries are lattice-shaped fries that resemble a waffle. The first waffle fry cutting machine was invented in 1979. The holes in these fries mean that the fries could fry easily and more thoroughly.

Waffle Fries

19 Side Winding Fries

Side Winding Fries are relatively new shape fries. These were specifically designed for restaurants as they offer an interesting look. They are made by spiralling the potato and cutting them into pieces. They look like a round cut fry which had been twisted and fried.

Side Winding Fries

20 Cheese Fries

Cheese fries are fried topped with melted cheese. They are more specifically an American fast food thing. Some cheap fast food restaurants serve liquid cheese on top of the fries while some good restaurants serve grated cheese on top of the crispy French fries. Cheese like Mozzarella, Parmesan, and swiss are suitable.

Cheese Fries