Frozen French Fries are an undivided part of the "fast food" dining experience not only in Canada and the US, but throughout the world. Although called "French Fries" this deep-fried potato dish is all American. Sometimes referred to as "chips" they come in many shapes and forms, however the classic French Fry is a long piece of potato fried in oil and usually served with chicken or meat. The first frozen French fry invented by the J.R. Simplot Company in the early 1950's. Since then, with the expansion of fast food restaurant franchises in North America and Canada, the Frozen French Fry became a superstar on many menus.
There are two kinds of French Fries, fresh and frozen. The frozen cut potato is cut in various shapes and is deep fried in hot oil, usually vegetable. French fries are almost always salted just after cooking. They are then served with a variety of condiments, most notably tomato sauce, ketchup, curry, curry ketchup (mildly hot mix of the former), hot sauce, mayonnaise, tartar sauce, tzatziki, fry sauce, Ranch dressing, barbeque sauce, gravy, brown sauce, honey, vinegar (especially malt vinegar), piccalilli, pickled cucumber, gherkins, or very small pickled onions.
Poutine could also be made from frozen French fries. It is an Eastern Canadian dish consisting of French fries topped with fresh cheese curds and covered with hot gravy (usually brown gravy) and sometimes other additional ingredients. The curds' freshness is important as it makes them soft in the warm fries, without completely melting.