AislepathLight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 562 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3115 times:
Although I adore In-N-Out, I was wondering if anybody agreed with me on one simple point: their fries let them down. Their burgers are probably the best, or second best (I always am partial to barbecued meat) in the world. But their fries, although they are fresh, are somewhat disappointing. When they are really hot and fresh, they are darn good, and if the get a little cooler, they really are bad. They also get cool really fast, I have noticed.
I have all the love and respect In-N-Out in the world, but their fries aren't at the same level as their Burgers. What do you all think?
WellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3080 times:
I agree that they lack some taste and texture compared to other fries, plus they're soggy. But it's a small price to pay for the knowledge that they are actual potatoes, cut right in front of your eyes. I'll take that any day over highly processed chemical sticks made of of who knows what in a factory who knows where and most likely contain dead animals the producers were too lazy to pick out.
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3080 times:
What are you talking about, you crazy mad man!? In-N-Out fries are the best out there - fresh, all potato, crisp, hot...yes, they do need salt, but taste test them against McDross, Burger Ming, Carls Punier etc., and they are clearly superior.
In-N-Out Double Double animal style with added ketchup, fries, and a large root beer. That's a good meal.
Evan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3067 times:
Are you kidding me.......? You must be one....OH I get it, you're American... Obviously you opt for the more greasier fries such as McDonald's or Burger King.... In-N-Out has absolutely none of that nasty grease taste in them, and IMHO, they are fine without salt. Also, IMHO, they have the best fries out there..
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Rammstein From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3058 times:
Quoting AislepathLight (Thread starter): When they are really hot and fresh, they are darn good, and if the get a little cooler, they really are bad. They also get cool really fast, I have noticed
It's simply because In-N-Out fries are simply made of.... potatoes.
McDonald's and Burger King fries are full of chemical additives to make them: faster to cook, durable in time, more tasty (and I don't want to know what they add), full of oil and fat to avoid cooling down in fast time.
Scintx From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 270 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2982 times:
O.K It's been three years since my last visit. I'm freaking starved and I see this thread and now I'm screwed. I have to be at least 1100 miles from the closest In-N-Out Please do not start a thread on Del Taco!!! In theory I should be able to drive this in 18 hours..... oh yes the fries are excellet.
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DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7906 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2946 times:
IIRC In and Out uses canola oil to cook their fries, so there isn't much flavor picked up from the oil. Now Five Guys Burgers uses peanut oil and their fries (all freshly sliced in store like In and Out) have flavor. So basically you need to salt them to make them have some flavor.
But for less than five bucks a double-double w/ fries and a medium coke is a pretty good deal.
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AislepathLight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2938 times:
Quoting PSA53 (Reply 2):
Most fries do.Most fries get stale very fast.
In-N-Out fries get cold really fast, faster than normal.
Quoting Evan767 (Reply 5): Are you kidding me.......? You must be one....OH I get it, you're American... Obviously you opt for the more greasier fries such as McDonald's or Burger King.... In-N-Out has absolutely none of that nasty grease taste in them, and IMHO, they are fine without salt. Also, IMHO, they have the best fries out there..
Don't get me wrong, I love them, as posted, but I have a couple that are better. Among the few better are ones (non-fastfood) that I have made at home and from a place that makes everything on site (Tommy's on Coventry) : dressings, fries, and some others. In no way am a saying that they are worse than any other fast food, as they are the best among their class, and many others. ALso, they are the only ones you can tell are actually potatoes (try that with BK). But I am trying to say that their burgers are the best (anywhere, outside of barbecued burgers, especially when you can make them yourself) and their fries should be the same. Right now, In-N-Out is either 3rd or 4th on my top fry list.
Listen, I am trying to just moan about the fact that they cool off way to fast (even compaired to home and at Tommies). Also, I think that they would be way better if they used peanut oil. There is nothing else wrong, but after you get your burgers, and you eat those, the fries are already cold. That is my only complant.
QXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2408 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2839 times:
WOW! Their fries are the best! I love everything about In-N-Out. I was sad when I went to Michiagan for College. When my parents flew out to visit me a lot from FAT, they would bring In-N-Out on the plane for me so I could have it right when they get off the plane. Its great!
Spark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2792 times:
I'm always disappointed with In-N-Out's fries, but then I'm not a big fry guy. Like most things, if I'm really hungry, the fries taste pretty good, but ussually the Double Double and Coke cure my hunger pains, and the fries don't do it for me.
Still have to say that In-N-Out probably has one of the best burgers out there (and I'm not just talking about chains- Which they are far better than anybody else-BAR NONE), I'm talking about the numerous local hamburger shack.
AirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2765 times:
It's because they are fresh, not like the others. They are not pre-treated with chemicals/flavoring to last long like the other junk food establishents do. Have you ever made home made fries? Do they taste like fries form McDonalds/BK/Carls/Diners? No way, they taste like INOUTs fries.
FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2760 times:
Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 19): WOW! Their fries are the best! I love everything about In-N-Out. I was sad when I went to Michiagan for College. When my parents flew out to visit me a lot from FAT, they would bring In-N-Out on the plane for me so I could have it right when they get off the plane. Its great!
That's funny, dude. I'm from California and I too was sad when I too went to Michigan for college because I missed In N Out.
BTW where do you go to college here? I've got one more sem. left then back to SoCal and In N Out.
Goddamn you people. Now I am salivating thinking about In N Out fries and double doubles.
: There are a few reasons as to why our french fries are different then the others: The first is of course that they are fresh. Every french fry was a w
: Yeah, I have. I love both home made and In-N-Out. But there are other oils in the world than the canola oil they use. May I quote from thier web site
: Bloody hell! A whole thread about chips? And you Yanks have NO idea how to make them anyway!! Andy
: You're all bastards because I was going to wait a little longer for lunch and figure out where to go and all. But now I must immediately go to the In-
: Why? Some may not choose to watch 90 minutes of anti-USA drivel by some attention seeking w**ker
: Hold on a minute, I'll trade places with you. I'm at least 1100 air miles from one. You think you have a problem. I'm faced with a freaking 18 hour d
: Just so you all know, I just got back and it was DELICIOUS!!! I can certainly understand the desire to drive an unreasonable distance. My freshman yea
: Thanks, you saved me some driving time! I didn't know they had one in Phoenix! I was planning on a drive to SAN. I had the same issue with Del Taco.
: http://www.in-n-out.com/ There are actually 8 in the Phoenix area (unfortunately for your sake none in Tucson) and are all relatively next to another
: Thanks for the link. I really thought this was a CA only chain. We have a chain out here that is not bad called Whataburger dating from the 1950's. I
: No, Skids, you gotta try IN-N-OUT, and then you will be blessed with the knowledge that it is the best stuff. What did you get? I just left LA this s