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19 Over-the-Top French Fries That Will Give You Life

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

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Happy National French Fry Day!

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Happy National French Fry Day!

Is anybody else sick of french fries being labeled as a side? These little golden sticks (or wedges) of delight can handle anything you put on top of them and totally deserve to take center stage at a meal.

Chili, cheese, meat, hot sauce, garlic or whatever — you can basically throw anything on fries and they're still going to be damn delicious and pretty darn filling too.

In honor of National French Fry Day on July 13, we're giving you all the fry food porn.

Originally published April 2016. Updated July 2017.

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Chicken & shrimp Alfredo fries

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Chicken & shrimp Alfredo fries

I didn't even know this existed, but now that I do, I'm a better woman for it.

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Waffle cheese fries

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Waffle cheese fries

Ooey, gooey cheese sauce makes crispy waffle fries even tastier.

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Pizza fries

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Pizza fries

Spicy, cheesy pizza curly fries are like a dream come true.

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Reuben fries

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Reuben fries

Combine your favorite sandwich with fries, and you have this magical dish.

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Hawaiian garlic-lobster fries

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Hawaiian garlic-lobster fries

I just... I can't even, y'all.

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Crinkle cheese fries

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Crinkle cheese fries

Shake Shack's crinkle-cut cheese fries are so worth leaving the house for.

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Thick & crispy waffle fries

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Thick & crispy waffle fries

Crispy, salty waffle fries are a meal unto themselves.

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Buffalo fries

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Buffalo fries

Crumbled blue cheese, creamy dressing and Buffalo sauce take these fries to the next level.

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Thanksgiving poutine

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Thanksgiving poutine

Best use of Thanksgiving leftovers ever? Or best excuse to buy a turkey in the spring? 

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Parmesan-garlic fries

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Parmesan-garlic fries

Fluffy crinkle-cut fries are the best at soaking up garlic butter and freshly grated Parm.

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Lobster poutine waffle fries

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Lobster poutine waffle fries

I think I just blacked out looking at the insanity that are these lobster poutine waffle fries.

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Fry pile

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Fry pile

A mountain of golden shoestring fries is just what the doctor ordered.

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Chicken-bacon-ranch cheese fries

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Chicken-bacon-ranch cheese fries

A favorite pizza combo tastes even better on waffle fries... surprising no one.

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Curly fries

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Curly fries

Is there any food more fun than long spirals of curly fries?

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Smoked meat & duck confit poutine

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Smoked meat & duck confit poutine

Why choose between smoked meat and duck confit poutine when you can have both

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Bulgogi kimchi fries

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Bulgogi kimchi fries

Fusion we can get behind: these sumptuous bulgogi kimchi fries.

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Bacon cheese fries

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Bacon cheese fries

Everything is better with fries, and everything is better with bacon.

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Tarragon shoestring fries

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Tarragon shoestring fries

Bigger isn't always better — just look at these glorious shoestring fries.

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