The scoop on Mc D Fries

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    Jan 23, 2015 12:16 AM GMT
    I do sometimes get a late night snack attack, these are the best fries but you do have to eat them right away, while hot
    Remember, potatoes are a vegetable



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    Jan 23, 2015 12:30 AM GMT
    I used to bicycle past a couple of the plants that make those, every day. Sometimes the odor was pretty nasty. (Particularly if they were pre-frying curly-fries.) There are a whole ring of them, around the tri-cities WA. The two biggest industries of the area, nuclear waste and McDonald's french fries. Coincidence?
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    Jan 23, 2015 12:33 AM GMT
    I love McDonalds French Fries. Sometimes I will buy a burger and drink from one place, then go to McDonalds to add fries to the meal. Sad but true lol icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 23, 2015 12:36 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidI used to bicycle past a couple of the plants that make those, every day. Sometimes the odor was pretty nasty. (Particularly if they were pre-frying curly-fries.) There are a whole ring of them, around the tri-cities WA. The two biggest industries of the area, nuclear waste and McDonald's french fries. Coincidence?



    With the same effect, I have a local Natalee Thai restaurant near by me and every time I drive by I can smell their cooking oil in the air, its not very pleasant, I feel bad for the apartment residents next door
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    Jan 23, 2015 12:47 AM GMT
    Awesomepossum saidI love McDonalds French Fries. Sometimes I will buy a burger and drink from one place, then go to McDonalds to add fries to the meal. Sad but true lol icon_smile.gif



    Yeah, their fries is all I get at Mc D's, sometimes I splurge and get a soft serve fudge sundae icon_lol.gif

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    Jan 23, 2015 1:28 AM GMT
    Ok, I'm going to be honest. There are a couple things I like to eat at McDonalds. First and foremost, its their fries.

    Then its a Hot N' Spicy Chicken Sandwich....then their McNuggets...then its their...



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    Jan 23, 2015 6:07 AM GMT
    I used to like the beef fat fried McD's. The PC veg oil fries, not so much.
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    Jan 23, 2015 2:18 PM GMT
    Awesomepossum saidOk, I'm going to be honest. There are a couple things I like to eat at McDonalds. First and foremost, its their fries.

    Then its a Hot N' Spicy Chicken Sandwich....then their McNuggets...then its their...



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    gotta hand it to McD's they've advanced food chemical science to hit all the nerve centers in our brains. They're the crystal meth of fast food.

    and they always have the Coke on tap dialed in just right
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    Jan 23, 2015 2:23 PM GMT
    For late night snack attack (or anytime), stock some sweet potato fries from the grocer freezer case. They crisp up in a toaster oven in minutes and they're much lower on the glycemic index (i.e., they don't turn into sugar once you ingest them). The only thing I eat at McD's is the McDouble off the dollar menu. I buy 2 and then I stack all the meat and cheese in a single bun and throw the second bun away (again, the glycemic issue). Trust me, if you want more definition from your workouts, you gotta stay away from those high glycemic foods.
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    Jan 24, 2015 9:29 AM GMT
    I don't eat French Fries anywhere aside from maybe sweet potato fries on occasion at a restaurant.

    If McDonald's fries are from fresh potatoes why do they taste like cardboard? They are completely hollow when I've eaten them in the past and once cold they get even worse. Microwaving them basically destroys them.

    It is true that the best way to eat them is direct out of the fryer when they're hot but the food matter in them is next to nothing.

    I'd rather eat fresh cut fries than the shoestring cardboard variety.
  • Svnw688

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    Jan 24, 2015 4:18 PM GMT
    McD fries are, hands down, the BEST fast-food fries around.

    And I worked at McD for 8 years (fry cook to manager from high school through college and the start of law school). The fries take 3:30 to cook, exactly. In for 15 seconds too long and they're burnt. Take them out 15 seconds too early and they're limp, soggy and underdone. This fact alone was always disturbing.

    Once out, you HAVE to properly season the fries with the special salt (it's really just salt with a few other ingredients in it). If the fries are not salted within 30 seconds, then a chemical "bonding" doesn't occur and your fries will look like they had powdered sugar (white specks) sprayed on them. If properly done it forms this "glaze" for lack of a better term that is undeniably addicting. The classic taste.

    For the record, eating a fry BEFORE the salt/glazing is horrible. Bland and actually affirmatively unpleasant tasting. With the salt....you all know how good it is. oh, and the fries that sit in the "fry bin" have to be served within 10 minutes or they're thrown out. Literally, every McD's trash can near the fries has pounds and pounds of otherwise perfectly good fries in it because their "life" is only about 30 minutes total. We assume you eat the fry within 20 minutes. If not, you're SOL. Reheating doesn't work, and refrying (dipping old fries back in the grease bin to heat them up again) creatse the biggest disaster you've ever seen (aside from being grounds for immediate termination).
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    Jan 24, 2015 5:41 PM GMT
    I hardly ever enter a fast food restaurant but a few weeks back I had a yen for fries. So I pulled into a Burger King and ordered a medium "fresh out of the fryer, please". Because otherwise they're not worth eating. On ordering, I remembered that the last time I'd gotten them, many months ago, that smell they left in the car.

    So I opened all the car windows before the fries came in and snacked while driving so a breeze was coming through. All to no avail. My car stunk like a fucking French fry for the rest of the day. That can't be good.
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    Jan 24, 2015 6:16 PM GMT
    My fiance and I took a road trip a few weeks ago. Had to stop at a charging station (electric car) and wait around for 45 minutes. Nothing there but a McDonalds. Hadn't been to one of these places in many years. Thought it would be okay. It was God-awful. I'd forgotten how bad, and I mean bad - their hamburgers are. I've got to remember to stay out of fast food joints. Much better to just grab a jar of almonds to take on a road trip.
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    Jan 24, 2015 7:05 PM GMT
    JDuderrr saidFor late night snack attack (or anytime), stock some sweet potato fries from the grocer freezer case. They crisp up in a toaster oven in minutes and they're much lower on the glycemic index (i.e., they don't turn into sugar once you ingest them). The only thing I eat at McD's is the McDouble off the dollar menu. I buy 2 and then I stack all the meat and cheese in a single bun and throw the second bun away (again, the glycemic issue). Trust me, if you want more definition from your workouts, you gotta stay away from those high glycemic foods.

    I was looking at those sweet potato frozen fries but anyway you slice it they're still fattening. (Like any kind of pretzel or chip has almost the identical calories and fat grams.) If I read up on the glycemic index would I learn that I can enjoy tinkered-with/portion control/time-if-day/pre-postworkout unhealthy foods?

    My back went out two days ago and I've been laid out flat. Driving home after it happened and knowing I couldn't get a chiropractor appointment for days I knew I'd be largely bedridden for that time and had to eat SOMETHING and a drive-thru was my only option because I'd only be able to contort myself out of my car ONCE. And wouldn't be able to get up to go to the front door to collect a food delivery. So I hit the Burger King drive through and ordered four plain double burgers ($1.89 for a double burger vs. $1.00 for a single, so you DO pay for the bun).

    It didn't seem TOO unhealthy, like a meatloaf dinner.
  • Svnw688

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    Jan 24, 2015 7:11 PM GMT
    "All your base are belong to us" -McDonald's CEO

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    Jan 24, 2015 9:24 PM GMT


    ROFL!! Wheat in french fries, and a host of chemicals including trans fats from hydrogenated oils, added TWICE in the process.

    omg...*still laughing*

  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 24, 2015 9:50 PM GMT
    My Addiction:

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    I literally cannot buy a bag of them or I WILL sit down and eat the entire bag.

    And now that I'm seeing a picture of them I'm craving going out an buying some!

  • thadjock

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    Jan 26, 2015 12:43 AM GMT
    robbaker saidScrew mc fries give me dear old Wendy's fries love the potato skin on them icon_razz.gif


    i prefer it with skin on too. wendy's fries aren't bad either.