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French Fries

I love French Fries. Back when the Arts & Crafts Show was held at the (then) Churchills, there was a vendor that made large Cedar Point style fries. Is there anyone at any of the festivals or resturants making large fries?

created by Trilby on Jun 14, 2017 at 03:29:17 pm     Comments: 21

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There are food trucks on Thursdays downtown that sell fresh cut fries but I haven't had them yet. I had some from a vendor at the OWE festival a couple weeks ago that were handcut and really good. I'd check neighborhood/ethnic festivals that have food vendors.

Berardis that provided the awesome fries for cedar point in the 70s had a restaurant in Sandusky if you are up for the drive.

posted by classylady on Jun 14, 2017 at 04:09:38 pm     #  

While we're discussing this, could someone please tell me what makes fries Cedar Point-worthy? Shape? Seasoning?

posted by viola on Jun 14, 2017 at 05:06:31 pm     #  

Table 44 has fries that are "destination" good. Worth the trip just for the fries!!

posted by BulldogBuckeye on Jun 14, 2017 at 05:23:04 pm     #  

Viola a love of potatoes cannot be explained unless you are of Irish heritage. Even then it becomes unnecessary. The family motto on my mother's side: "We have met anorexia and we have won!"

posted by Mariner on Jun 14, 2017 at 06:48:37 pm     #  

Finally !

A thread about french fries, it's about time . I haven't been to Cedar Point in years, but I do have to say those those french fries are in my top five greatest memories of Cedar Point.

Last month I was at HopCat brewpub in Ann Arbor, first time for me, and they do have delicious fries. I can see why they are called "Crack Fries" on the menu, they are indeed addicting.

Now I want french fries. I think I still have my old Fry Daddy in a cupboard somewhere, I just might make some fries tonight !

posted by foodie88 on Jun 14, 2017 at 06:59:04 pm     #  

I really like the truffle fries at Bar 145.

Not at all like the Cedar Point fries, if that's specifically what you're looking for.

But if you're just looking for any type of tasty fries, I thought I'd throw in a mention.

posted by mom2 on Jun 14, 2017 at 07:17:23 pm     #  

viola posted at 05:06:31 PM on Jun 14, 2017:

While we're discussing this, could someone please tell me what makes fries Cedar Point-worthy? Shape? Seasoning?

for me it was always size (thick) and seasoning, and the ability to drown them in the nearby malt vinegar

posted by upso on Jun 14, 2017 at 08:52:02 pm     #   1 person liked this

goddamnit now i want some French fries

posted by upso on Jun 14, 2017 at 08:52:16 pm     #   1 person liked this

Greg's Grill truffle fries...and anything else he makes.

posted by webrioter on Jun 15, 2017 at 09:23:00 am     #   1 person liked this

^boom. For the win.

posted by wahhutch9 on Jun 15, 2017 at 02:21:01 pm     #  

Fresh cut and twice fried seems to be the key. Penn Station's fries are similar to Cedar Point's. I think they're even better because they cook them well to extra well done and that gives them an excellent crunchy / soft texture balance. Malt vinegar is available. Steak Escape's are the same style, but don't have quite the crispiness. Ask for them well done. Unexpected nods go to Friday's because their seasoning is incredible and Outback.

All chains, I know. As for local places, people on Yelp said Zaza's are good and also Fusion Pitas. From the pictures, Fusion Pitas' look just like Penn Station's. Pro tip: if you get a large from Penn Station, don't get more than a six inch sub. It's like a half gallon bucket.

posted by mixman on Jun 15, 2017 at 08:48:05 pm     #  

Perhaps Cedar Point fries are still fried in animal based grease while everyone else is using vegetable or cotton or ..... oil to fry their spuds.

posted by kritter on Jun 16, 2017 at 01:57:38 am     #  

Years ago someone told me that the Cedar Point fries are soaked in sugar water overnight

posted by suz on Jun 16, 2017 at 08:17:25 am     #  

I'll enter my vote for some of the best fries ever -the Greek Fries at the annual Greek Festival. Aside from the oregano sprinkled on top, the fries have a very light coating/seasoning of some sort.

A couple of years ago, I inquired of one of the volunteers what they added to the fries and was told nothing but the oregano. The volunteer told me they get the fries from Rudy's Hot Dog.

I could eat those damn Greek fries until I'm sick.

posted by Foodie on Jun 16, 2017 at 08:45:24 am     #  

Cedar Point used Peanut Oil.

posted by llz on Jun 16, 2017 at 10:16:15 am     #  

Berardis, the original Cedar Point Vendor, also uses Peanut Oil for their large fries. Looking for LARGE fries locally

posted by Trilby on Jun 16, 2017 at 10:55:33 am     #  

Wendy's had the large fries until they changed to the skin-on sea salt type they have now. I always though their fries were the best compared to Macs and Burger Kings skinny fries. After Wendy's changed BK switched their skinny fries to the large ones and I think they are the best unseasoned fries now. Rally's and Arby's have good seasoned fries.

posted by OldTimer on Jun 16, 2017 at 11:53:24 am     #  

Trilby posted at 10:55:33 AM on Jun 16, 2017:

Berardis, the original Cedar Point Vendor, also uses Peanut Oil for their large fries. Looking for LARGE fries locally

If big ole steak fries will help, Black Pearl on Heatherdowns has big ole steak fries. They are pretty good. They have that inner potato goodness. Big suckers.

posted by justread on Jun 16, 2017 at 12:28:45 pm     #  

I think Red Robin has good fries for a chain food.

While these are the complete opposite of Cedar Point type fries, I love the small thin fries at Steak n Shake.

A couple food trucks on Thursday had fries that looked tasty.

posted by classylady on Jun 16, 2017 at 02:44:01 pm     #  

Yeah I had to ban myself from Red Robin. Those unlimited fries are hard to not keep eating and eating and eating and eating.

posted by upso on Jun 16, 2017 at 02:47:59 pm     #  

Something about the flavor of Nick and Jimmy's fries reminds me of Cedar Point's. I could be way off the mark here - it's been at least 15 years since I've been to CP.

posted by idinspired on Jun 16, 2017 at 03:21:50 pm     #