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12 Best French Fries in Broward and Palm Beach

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5. Best French Fries
Visit bestfrenchfriesfoodtruck.com.
Sure, we call them French fries, but they were actually invented by the Belgians (leave it to us to lump them all together). This Boca Raton-based food truck serves — you guessed it — some of the best fries around. It uses a specific Belgian two-step system for cooking, which includes soaking and double frying to ensure a crispy crunchy exterior with a soft, fluffy inside. Here you can find a variety of starchy options including Yukon Gold, sweet potato, and yucca paired with a few dozen sauces like aioli, spicy horseradish, wasabi ginger, curry ketchup, and ancho chili lime.

4. Capital Grille
2430 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-446-2000, or visit thecapitalgrille.com.
So many places have them, and so many places get them wrong. Yeah, there are plenty of truffle fries out there, but then there are the Parmesan-crusted truffle cheese fries at Capital Grille in Boca Raton (and a second location in Fort Lauderdale).  Hot, fresh steak fries are tossed in shredded Grana Padano, kosher salt, and white truffle oil so that every piece is thoroughly covered. The result: our version of French fry heaven and the perfect accompaniment to any steak or burger on the menu.

3. Pistache French Bistro
101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Call 561-833-5090, or visit pistachewpb.com.
This West Palm Beach 1920s-inspired Parisienne bistro serves some of the best fries around.
While there are a lot of great South Florida bars and restaurants serving a dazzling array of amazing fries these days, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better do-it-yourself menu than the "frite sheet" offered at Pistache French Bistro in West Palm Beach. Available from 8 p.m. to close, the markable menu allows patrons to create their own specialty pommes frites, thin and crispy fries served in baskets available in three sizes. The Colossal is the biggest, a portion that will serve four or more. From there, choose from a startling number of side sauces and aioli toppings, including a housemade ketchup and mayo, smoked paprika aioli, sherry vinegar, or black truffle and roasted garlic. If you're feeling extra fancy, the finest frite fixings include a topping of seared foie gras, cherry gastrique, and toasted pistachios. Trust us: It'll be très bien.

2. Poutine Dog
17 S. J St., Lake Worth. Call 561-766-2281, or visit poutinedogcafe.com.
Poutine, a combination of fries, cheese curds, and gravy, is the unofficial national dish of Canada. Do our friendly neighbors to the north a diplomatic favor, and try it here (though you'll be thanking them by the time you're done). The Lake Worth shop offers a wide variety of the dish with toppings ranging from ground beef, pulled pork, and smoked meat to traditional and veggie toppings. Since you have the option, you might as well go all in with the deluxe (pictured here). Alternatively, order the sampler; it comes with the choice of two poutine options in one large platter for $20.

1. Pincho Factory
155 N. Hiatus Road, Pembroke Pines. Call 754-888-9746, or visit pinchofactory.com.
Sure, the Pincho Factory in Pembroke Pines may be best known for its Latin-inspired burgers, but the Miami import is also a bastion for any self-respecting, fry-loving foodie. Although the eatery's orange-golden tots — nuggets of creamy mashed sweet potato that arrive with a side of gooey homemade apple butter — are certainly crave-worthy, they aren't the most popular side. Instead, it's the plain shoestring fries, each batch rolled in the chef's own ranch seasoning before they're fried to-order. Co-owner Nedal Ahmad has added several new creations over the years, including the popular Cajun fries, the same crispy shoestrings loaded with grilled onions, a robust Cajun seasoning, and a hefty dose of the restaurant's own mayo-ketchup combo dubbed "pink flamingo sauce." When it comes to fries, it just doesn't get more Florida than that.

Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.
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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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