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It's National French Fry Day, White Plains

Monday, July 13 is National French Fry Day.
Monday, July 13 is National French Fry Day. Photo Credit: Flickr

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Whether you prefer them as shoestring, steak or curly or adorn them with ketchup, vinegar or chili, Monday, July 13 is a day for Westchester residents to celebrate one of America's favorite side dishes, the french fry.

The term "french fried potatoes" was first seen in print in 1856 in " Cookery for Maids of All Work" by E. Warren, according to nationaldaycalendar.com.

Others believe the term was introduced into the lexicon around World War I when American soldiers first tasted Belgium fries. The Belgian army at the time, spoke French, nationaldaycalendar.com said.

It isn't clear when July 13 first became the unofficial day to celebrate the french fry, but feel free to stop by your favorite local eatery, and enjoy your fries any way you prefer.

And, since they tend to be best with burgers, go here to vote on our DVlicious contest for "Best Burger in Westchester."

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