30 Outrageous French Fries You Need to Try

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French fries are the perfect food in so many ways: deep fried, salty, and full of carbs. They're great on their own, but they also serve as a blank canvas for creative toppings. Here are 30 outrageous french fry toppings that go way beyond a squirt of ketchup.
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BANH MI FRIES | NEW YORK

The guys at 375 Fries cook their spuds three times to get them fluffy on the inside and extra crispy. There are six types of loaded fries on the menu, including a banh mi version. It's the full Vietnamese sandwich plopped right on top of a pile of fries: sriracha mayo, pork, pickled veggies, cilantro, jalapeno, and a fried egg.
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BLUE DUCK FRIES | PHILADELPHIA

At The Blue Duck, you can get fries cooked in and covered in -- what else -- duck. Hand-cut fries are tossed in duck fat, then topped with smoked gouda cheese sauce, scallions, and shredded duck confit. It's an indulgent appetizer or small meal.
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BACON CHEESEBURGER FRIES | LOS ANGELES

Fat Sal's, a deli known for its giant sandwiches and over-the-top milkshakes, also offers some crazy french fry creations. Bacon cheeseburger fries are topped with chopped bacon and hamburger patties, two kinds of cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, and creamy fat sauce.
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VLADIMIR POUTINE | INDIANAPOLIS

The small Midwestern chain of HopCat offers a dish called Vladimir poutine. Beer battered, black pepper seasoned fries called crack fries are loaded with potato and cheese pierogi, Wisconsin cheese curds, caramelized onions, bacon, and sausage gravy. Somehow, pierogi on fries just makes sense.
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ICE CREAM FRYS | FLORISSANT, MISSOURI

You've heard of -- or do it yourself -- dipping your fries in ice cream of milkshakes, so why not just combine them to begin with? Dogs 'n Frys does just that. Their sweet and spicy seasoned fries come topped with a scoop of vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry ice cream. Eat it fast before it melts.
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DIRTY DIRTY FRIES | LONG BEACH, WASHINGTON

Pickled Fish serves up an appetizer called dirty dirty fries, because one "dirty" just wasn't enough. Fried pork belly lies atop these fries, along with garlic, pepperoncini peppers, goat cheese, and truffled ketchup.
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SURF 'N TURF FRIES | SAN DIEGO

Carne asada fries are a delicious West Coast specialty, but La Puerta in San Diego goes one step further and adds seafood to the mix. Surf 'n turf fries come with the standard carne asada fries toppings of steak, cheese, grilled onions and peppers, guacamole, and pico de gallo, plus the additions of shrimp and spicy chipotle crema.
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VIETNAMESE FRIES | HOUSTON

The Vietnamese fries at Boheme come with hoisin, sriracha, garlic mayo, cilantro, and peanuts on top. For a few bucks more, you can upgrade them to Bangkok style, which adds smoked pork shoulder, yellow curry mayo, and crushed sesame sticks.
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MAPO TOFU CHILI CHEESE FRIES | NEW YORK

Fusion of classic Asian and American foods at its finest, King Noodle in in Brooklyn serves up a mapo tofu-topped french fry creation. The mapo tofu is made with ground pork in a mouth-numbing Szechuan sauce, so it's really not far off from chili. Cheese and scallions are added for good measure.
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LOADED GREEK FRIES | CEDAR CITY, UTAH

A food truck is driving around in Cedar City in Southwest Utah peddling some of the best Greek food in the state. Fat Zeus Greek Eats has the typical gyros and kabobs on the menu, but also loaded fries. The truck's crispy battered fries are smothered in colby and feta cheese, onion, tomato, olive, pepperoncini, shaved gyro meat, and that creamy cucumber sauce, tzatziki.
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KIMCHI FRIES | CHICAGO

Korean restaurant Del Seoul has a fusion menu of Korean barbecue tacos, sandwiches, and bento boxes, so french fries fit right in. Big enough for sharing, the kimchi fries come with sauteed onions, pork belly and kimchi, along with melted cheddar and jack cheese, scallions, and sour cream.
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SHORT RIB POUTINE | BOSTON

Brunch poutine goes upscale at Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant in Boston. The dish starts out with rosemary truffle fries, then coats them in rich bone marrow gravy, smoked short ribs, mozzarella cheese, a sunny-side-up egg, crumbled bacon, and shaved truffle to gild the lily. It's a real treat for Sunday brunch.
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PASTRAMI CHILI CHEESE FRIES | UPLAND, CALIFORNIA

There's a '50s diner style joint in Southern California serving up french fries by the plateful. Legends Burgers takes classic chili cheese fries and goes one step further: They add handfuls of thinly sliced pastrami. Order the large and it's enough for four people to share.
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S'MORES FRIES | NEW YORK

If you're one of the very few people in the world who has wondered what s'mores and french fries taste like together, then head to Sticky's Finger Joint in the Big Apple. They're made exactly how you'd expect: topped with chocolate sauce, marshmallow sauce, and graham cracker crumbs. They're just as sticky as you can imagine.
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GYPSY FRIES | CHICAGO

Chicago Italian beef sandwiches are a Midwest classic dripping with beef au jus. At local chain Al's, there's a secret menu that includes something called gypsy fries. Order it and you'll get all the components of an Italian beef, just on fries instead of bread, as the potatoes really soak up that beef gravy.
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OKONOMIYAKI STYLE FRIES | ATLANTA

Okonomiyaki, a popular savory Japanese pancake covered in toppings, is turned into a french fry appetizer at Illegal Food. Just like the traditional pancake, these fries come sporting Japanese mayo, chili sauce, bonito flakes, shredded nori, green onions, toasted sesame seeds, and pickled ginger.
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LOCO MOCO POUTINE | ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA

Get a little taste of Hawaii on french fries at The Kroft. The traditional Hawaiian plate of loco moco is transported on top of fries, including a beef and pork blend meatloaf, fried egg, brown gravy, fried onions, cheese curds, and a ketchup glaze.
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OLDE BAR FRIES | PHILADELPHIA

Seafood fans will love the Olde Bar fries at their namesake oyster bar. A plate of fries is topped with lump crab meat, decadent lobster butter, and a cheddar fondue made with stout.
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JAMAICAN LAMB CURRYWURST FRIES | MILWAUKEE

A bar and restaurant that specializes in homemade sausages of all kinds tops their fries with what else, sausage. At Vanguard, you can get a lamb and pork sausage made with Jamaican curry spices, caramelized onions, and scotch bonnet pepper jam served on a bed of thin, homemade fries.
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VOODOO FRIES | CLAYTON, GEORGIA

A smokehouse near the Tennessee border has a specialty called voodoo fries. The Wicked Pig BBQ starts with sweet potato fries, then loads on the smoked brisket, sauteed onions, white cheddar cheese, sweet peppers, and creamy homemade remoulade.
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BOUDREAUX FRIES | NEW ORLEANS

You may have heard of debris fries, which come with the roast beef and gravy used in po' boy sandwiches. Bruno's Tavern has those, but they also have an amped-up version called Boudreaux fries. It's made with sweet potato fries, roast beef debris, blue cheese, sugar and spice pecans, and golden raisins for a sweet and salty combo.
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SUNSET LOADED SPUDS | TEMPE, ARIZONA

The aptly named French Fry Heaven has numerous options to satisfy your loaded potato cravings. One of the more unique combinations is called sunset, which has fried egg, bacon, pancakes, and maple syrup for that irresistible sweet and salty flavor.
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PB&J FRIES | PORTLAND, OREGON

French fry spot Potato Champion serves up a number of unique fry creations. The PB&J variety comes covered with peanut-based satay sauce and chipotle raspberry jam for a sweet, salty and spicy combination. They serve until early in the morning, when this dish is probably pretty popular.
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GAMJA FRIES | SAN FRANCISCO

Pan-Asian restaurant Namu Gaji offers a version of loaded fries on their happy hour menu at the bar. The gamja fries take their flavors from Korea with bulgogi beef, Kewpie mayo, teriyaki, gochujang chile paste, and kimchi relish.
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STONER PAPAS | SANTA ANA

A Latin Asian fusion restaurant called Dos Chinos has a massive dish of fries that's custom-made for filling up anyone who's super hungry. It comes with shoestring fries, Vietnamese style carne asada, pork belly, chorizo fried rice, fried egg, salsa verde, onions, and cilantro.
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SHORT RIB FRITES | DALLAS

At Ten Bells Tavern, thick-cut fries are served in a cast-iron skillet. They come complete with shredded braised beef short ribs, a rich cheesy Mornay sauce, spicy beef gravy, and scallions.
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CHOWDER FRIES | CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

The Darling Oyster Bar is combining two American favorites into one big plate of creamy goodness. Stop in for brunch and you can order french fries that come swimming in a pool of clam chowder. There's also crispy bacon, because it makes everything better.
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GREEN CHILI FRIES | DENVER

Green chili is a beloved stew made from mild green chiles that doubles as a sauce in Denver and the Southwestern United States. At Tag Burger Bar, you can get crispy fries that come loaded with spicy green chili, crumbled cotija cheese, green onions, and a drizzle of sour cream.
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CHICKEN TIKKA POUTINE | LOS ANGELES

An Indian-inspired poutine has been gaining attention in LA. At Basmaash, grab a chicken tikka poutine made with masala-spiced fries topped with cheese curds, beef gravy, tandoori chicken tikka, and cilantro. It's the Indian french fry mashup you never knew you needed.
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LUAU FRIES | DALLAS

A Texas-based chain called Grub Burger Bar has Hawaiian-inspired loaded fries on the menu. The fries are skinny and crunchy, then covered in braised pulled pork, jack and cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce, jalapenos, and grilled pineapple for a sweet touch.