These are the Best Fries in Boise for National French Fry Day
You can bet I'll be first in line at these places.
Is there anything better on this earth than a French fry? Now, I'm not just saying that because we live in Idaho. I mean it. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. Salty with just the right amount of grease. They're delicious when dipped in ketchup or fry sauce. Personally, I love the ones that are just a little bit soggy, but I'll never discriminate when it comes to fries.
Don't believe me? Ok. The next time you grab your order from the drive thru, see if you can make it home before sticking your hand in the bag and shoveling those delightful, savory sticks in your mouth. It's nearly impossible.
I have to close the bag and put it in the back seat if those guys have any hopes of making it home.
And if you love French fries like I do, then we have the ultimate holiday rapidly approaching. Tuesday, July 13 is National French Fry Day. Really it's a celebration not just of the preparation, but also of the potato itself. With that being said, I would say it's also a celebration of Idaho as a whole.
Wouldn't you agree?
So where can we find the best fries in Boise? Well, to answer than we have turned to Yelp. Here are their top 10 picks beginning with number 10...
10. Bad Boy Burgers Deluxe
6875 S. Federal Way - Boise
9. Boise Fry Company
3083 S Bown Way - Boise
8. White Dog Brewing
705 W Fulton St - Boise
7. Tango's Subs and Empanadas
701 N Orchard St - Boise
6. Bittercreek Alehouse
246 N 8th St - Boise
5. Triple B Boise's Best Burgers
615 S 9th St - Boise
4. Sids Garage
3525 E Longwing Ln - Meridian
199 N 8th St - Boise
2. The Ranch Scottish Highland Burgers
6935 W Overland Rd - Boise
1. Boise Fry Company
204 N Capitol Blvd - Boise
Is your mouth watering yet?
Of course, if you feel that something is missing here, please tell us. Remember this is all based on Yelp reviews. If you've got a favorite spot, let us know.
Perhaps you love to make your fries at home.
I've never mastered this myself, but I know that you can make some delicious options in your own kitchen. I've been told the biggest secret is to make sure your potatoes are dry before they go in the oven of the fryer.
If you're doing them in the oven, make sure your oven is to temperature before throwing them in. And don't use foil. Every time I've used foil, the potatoes tend to steam, rather than get crisp.
And then there's Guy Fieri's method of making French fries. His method is to soak the fries in water first. Dry them off. And then double-fry your fries.
He's kind of a big deal at Food Network, so he may know what he's doing...
And now I'm hungry... Excuse me while I put in my order at Boise Fry Company.