Do You Agree with This Controversial Ranking of French Fries?

The onset of the fried potato was, arguably, also the onset of society as we know it. There is no one right or wrong way to shape your fried potato. Fried potatoes can be thin, thick, or curly. They can be crinkled or in wedge-form, and they can be a regular old Russet or an elegant sweet potato. We love all types of fried potato, but Food Republic recently ranked the various styles.

Yes, to many this list is a controversial ranking of all styles of French fries. To us, though, it’s a critical document in the history of the human race.

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Disclaimer: We do not agree with this ranking wholeheartedly. We may have to rank them ourselves…

18. Smiley

How can you say no to a face like that?

17. Potato Tornado

Potato tornado warning! ?⚠

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Yes, the potato tornado may blow your taste buds away. We enjoy every inch of this spiral skewered fried potato.

16. Pommes Soufflés

#pommessoufflées #puffedpotatoes #junkie ??

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Puffed fries? We’re in. While we don’t see these very often, we’re trying to think of a clever way to “Freedom fry” them. Puffed patriot potatoes will have to do.

15. Cottage Fries

I couldn't hate these even if I fried ? @twobirdschicken Cottage Fries ? are ?? SNAPCHAT: ? PAULSFOODHAUL ?

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Thick-cut fries sliced up on a corrugated slicer are another variety we don’t see too often. After seeing the above photo, though, we’re on the next bus to @twobirdschicken to try them.

14. Chili Cheese Fries

These come in an endless amount of artery-clogging forms. Each one, to us, is special.

13. Potato Wedges

Another valid name for these is “delicious fried potato triangles.”

12. Sweet Potato Fries

Most days we would rank these at the top spot. Are we bitter about them being ranked in the 12 slot? Don’t ask us today. We’re craving some sweet po-tat-to fries something fierce right now.

11. Chips (British)

The British chip is a shorter, fatter American French fry. We oblige.

10. Steak

What better way is there to enjoy steak fries than with actual steak?

These ones really aren’t much different from the British chip, but we’ll put an American potato before a foreign one any day of the week. ‘Merica.

9. Cheese Fries

Cheese fries, in reality, are a more-boring form of the chili cheese fry. We suggest swapping their rankings.

8. Crinkle-Cut

Crinkle-cut fries are iconic. Why? Because, well, look at them!

7. Shoestring/Matchstick

Szechuan Shoestring Fries ?? #fries #phillyfoods #shoestringfries #yum

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A high pile of shoestring fries sounds just fine to us.

6. Curly Fries

Many things could be ranked at the top of this list, but curly fries really probably should be…

5. Garlic Fries

Garlic fries are standard cut fries with garlic. That makes them fancier. Thus, if we had to keep them both this high up in the ranking, we’d switch this with the next entry.

4. Standard Cut

?#iconic #mcdonaldsfries #bestsisterinlaw

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These are regular. These taste great, but these are boring.

3. Tater Tots

People have been asking, so we listened! Here is our newest addition, #TaterTots.

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We flipping love tater tots, and, like Napoleon Dynamite, we stash them in our pockets. Why on Earth, though, are they ranked third on a list of types of French fries?!

2. Belgian Fries

lunch fries! ❤️? #frites #belgianfries #travel #eurotrip #foodie foodporn ??❤️?

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Irregularly sliced, double-fried, and served in a cone. You know how the Belgians do.

1. Waffle Fries

Mexican word of the day-CHICKEN WING: My girl plays the lottery so chicken wing some money @wingmankitchen ???

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Yes, waffle fries are amazing. Sweet potato waffle fries, though, should be number one.

However, some people are not pleased with this list, published originally in 2016. Check out some of their responses below.

Are you Team Waffle Fry? It seems like the biggest injustice was dealt to the reliably fun curly fry. It didn’t deserve this.