Fresh cut fries/chips at WDW?

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http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2013/07/29/review-golden-oak-outpost-in-magic-kingdoms-frontierland/

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I like the sound of the new waffle fries at the Golden Oak with the toppings. I am not a great lover of frozen fries I like fresh so avoid them as much as possible (mean wife when I first moved in with G I went through the freezer and threw away all his frozen fries) if we have them now it is proper potato and delicious!

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Okay... I found some of the best fresh cut fries in the house (house of Mouse that is).

The Captain's Grille at the Yacht Club.

They have "Hand Cut Fries" on the lunch appetizer menu. They also have Fish & Chips on the main lunch menu. But, the Fish & Chips comes with the plain ol' frozen fries.

So, I ordered the fresh cut fries from the appetizer menu AND the fish & chips from the main menu and had them replace the regular fries with a salad. I then asked for it to be served at the same time.

So, I got really great fish & chips for lunch as a result.

In my opinion, what they are serving over at the fish hut in WS England is terrible in comparison. THIS is what they should be serving over there!

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Those fries were AMAZING!!! Salty with a slight hint of vinegar.

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Here's a pic of the regular order, if people want to compare:

Have to agree those hand cut fries look so much better. Makes wonder why they don't serve that in the fish and chips entree. And size wise, to me, seems like their fish is a little bit bigger compared to the fish served at Yorkshire County Fish Shop. Otherwise, it's roughly the same size.

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Wow Ken, that looks amazing!!!

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jw24 wrote:
Here's a pic of the regular order, if people want to compare:

Have to agree those hand cut fries look so much better. Makes wonder why they don't serve that in the fish and chips entree. And size wise, to me, seems like their fish is a little bit bigger compared to the fish served at Yorkshire County Fish Shop. Otherwise, it's roughly the same size.

Wow, that looks nothing like what I was served. It was a lot of fish. More than I was expecting. I too was puzzled as to why they don't serve the fresh cut fries with the fish.

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EmFord wrote:
Wow Ken, that looks amazing!!!

They tasted as good as they look! awesome

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jw24 wrote:
Have to agree those hand cut fries look so much better. Makes wonder why they don't serve that in the fish and chips entree. And size wise, to me, seems like their fish is a little bit bigger compared to the fish served at Yorkshire County Fish Shop. Otherwise, it's roughly the same size.

Unfortunately, I personally find that this is a common problem, especially with the quick service food, at the World Showcase pavilions. Go to the Moroccan's quick service (Tangerine Cafe) and China's quick service, and you'll be disappointed if you're looking for anything authentic. Most of these places are not providing quality, but rather providing what will sell in high volumes. While those two factors may not be mutually exclusive, they also have a very small overlap. Fresh, hand-cut fries will simply require too much effort, too long of a preparation, than simply using pre-cut frozen ones that have been produced in mass quantities.

This is also why I'm often disappointed at the authenticity of the ethnic food being served during F&W festival. It is as if they learned all the recipes and preparation of these various food, and then they "reinterpret it" for the Disney crowd, and that often means that they tone it down for the typical tourist palette so that it will sell.

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Reviving this thread just to mention the The Daily Poutine stand at Disney Springs. For those that don't know, poutine is a Quebec delicacy consisting of French fries covered in gravy and cheese curds.

Having had the real thing in Montreal, I was looking forward to trying a taste of home at DS.

I'm sorry to say I was completely disappointed. The fries are not fresh cut (big mistake) and the gravy was like a diluted chicken gravy. On top of that, the cheese curds were like pieces of rubber and flavourless.

A proper poutine starts with fresh cut fries, a flavourful dark brown beef gravy and cheese curds that are firm, but then melt a bit from the heat of the gravy.

I seriously think that the Canada pavilion at Epcot should open a poutine stand and serve up the real deal. Top it off with butter tart dessert and you have an absolute hit!

Sadly, The Daily Poutine just doesn't cut it.

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Also should mention that the fries they are serving up at D-Luxe Burger are delicious! Fresh cut and they have a texture and flavour that are out of this world. Highly recommend these.

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I AM NOT a fan of any type of gravy (except my mom's steak and gravy) so we tried the Latin Poutine which of course I know is not even close to the real thing. They were great so if you aren't looking for the real thing, they are a great snack.

Joe however does like the real thing and I am sure he would have been disappointed in them too.

Email going into Disney on your behalf to bring poutine and butter tarts to Canada!!

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I am a Fry Fanatic as well. Love them all from string to steak. The sauce, condiment, or Ketchup can be just as important as the spud.

As for the Poutine. They serve them at Le Cellier in Canada. Reservations can be a bit tough but we have gone there just for the Poutine, and a (Canadian Bloody Mary). They have at least three types, all very good!

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KenJ wrote:
Also should mention that the fries they are serving up at D-Luxe Burger are delicious! Fresh cut and they have a texture and flavour that are out of this world. Highly recommend these.

I've heard that the D-Luxe Burger fries are pretty good from several sources!

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We loved the D-Luxe Burger fries when we were just there but were surprisingly a little disappointed in the burgers eek The fries and gelato milkshakes both get a thumbs up, though! awesome

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The fries from D-Luxe make me want to do a Homer Simpson impression *drool*