Ten of Dallas' Best French Fries
French fries can make or break a meal, especially when they're served alongside a burger. Soggy, flavorless industrial fries are an abomination to both potatoes and your palate, so you should seek out a place that pays as much respect to the potato as they do their beef. Whatever your preferences when it comes to deep fried potatoes, you're sure to find something on this list to love.
Catherine Downes Those fries tho.
Scotch & Sausage (above)
These guys are relatively new to the scene, but they've already established a pretty solid cooking method for their fries. These thick-cut beauties undergo a three-step cooking process that involves blanching the potatoes quickly, freezing them to help maintain texture, and the classic double-frying method that produces a fry that Chef Trevor Bell describes as "the best chip you've ever had on the outside, the best mashed potatoes you've ever had on the inside."
Off Site Kitchen
Amy McCarthy These fries need R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Off Site Kitchen has already established itself as one of the city's best burger joints, but the fries deserve their own heaps of praise. Served in a twist of brown paper that soaks up all that delicious grease, you'll find a perfectly crisp pile of skinny fries that have been dusted with a healthy sprinkle of garlic salt after being hand-cut and double fried. The portions are generous, but don't even think about trying to share with your lunch date. It won't end well.
Catherine Downes These fries are good enough on their own, promise.
If poutine isn't really your thing, the fries underneath are a thing of beauty on their own. In the plain iteration, Chef Oliver Sitrin fries hand-cut russet potatoes in duck fat, which adds a ton of rich flavor. Maybe if you're nice, one of the waitresses will bring you out a ramekin of their housemade duck gravy or some dill pickle ranch, both of which are better dipping choices than boring old ketchup.
Amy McCarthy Does anything really sound better than fried avocado?
Whether you go to Knife to see the infamous John Tesar working the line or to chow down on some dry-aged beef, you shouldn't skimp on the sides. Steak and fries (or frites, as fancy people call them) is a classic combination, but you can shake that up and get at least one serving of vegetables with Tesar's creamy and crispy avocado fries. If you're not feeling adventurous, stick with the regular hand-cut fries. Either way, you won't be disappointed.
Catherine Downes Best burger, better fries. Pinky swear.
When everyone says that CBD Provisions is putting out some of the best food in town, they're not joking. There's a science that goes into making the perfect french fry, and the cooks at CBD have got it down. They're served in a fancy-pants cup that holds a deceptively large serving, but you'll have no problem scarfing the whole thing down. And then thinking about an order to go for the ride home.