Today we celebrate America’s favorite side dish: the french fry. Whether you like them crinkly or curly, crispy or ketchup-soaked, the simple, salty snack is hard to beat. In honor of National French Fry Day (7/13), we’re offering up 10 crazy, over-the-top, and straight up delicious french fry recipes. No matter the occasion, there’s a way to work in french fries, and these recipes prove it.

Breakfast Fries

You can’t east french fries all day if you don’t start in the morning! If you’ve ever gotten out of bed and immediately started craving some salty french fry goodness, then these are the perfect early morning munchy for you. (Nibbles & Feasts)

Carne Asada Fries

Nothing says summer like a fresh pineapple pico de gallo. Right?! The sweet and tangy salsa pairs perfectly with a pile of salty, steak-covered fries. (Half Baked Harvest)

Sweet Potato Gyro Fries

As if loading a whole gyro onto a mound of crisp fries doesn’t sound delicious enough, this Greek-inspired recipe throws a dollop of creamy tazitki sauce on top of some sweet potato fries. Is your mouth watering yet? (Our Four Forks)

Mac n Cheesey Fries

Just when you though mac n cheese couldn’t get any better, someone (a true saint) had the brilliant idea to serve it on a bed of crispy fried up potatoes. Mac n cheese + french fries? This must be what they serve at the cafeteria in heaven. (Dixie Chik Cooks)

Tijuana Street Fries at Home

Think street tacos but replace the tortillas with a french fries. A Mexican-American fusion for the ages, these Tijuana fries are worth a trip over the border, but you can make them right from your kitchen. (Half Baked Harvest)

 Eggplant with Goat Cheese Sauce

These “fries” are actually vegetables so you can eat as many as you want. Seriously. Trust us. Just don’t forget the goat cheese dip. (Gourmande In The Kitchen)

 Buffalo and Blue Cheese Fries

This french fried take on a classic bar food takes buffalo wings and blue cheese and recreates it in potato form. It’s the perfect alternative when the wings aren’t within reach, or double up on the buffalo and serve them with some wings. Whatever your heart desires. (Home Sweet Eats)

Vietnamese Bahn Mi Fries

Sandwich and fries? How about a sandwich on fries. Get the whole experience of the classic Bahn Mi sandwich plus the bonus of crispy fries.  (I am a food blog)

Pepperoni Pizza Fries

Ever had to choose between pizza or fries? It’s one of the single hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life. But thank to these delicious pizza fries, you’ll never have to stress between two of life’s culinary wonders ever again. (Hungry Happens)

 Butternut Squash Chili- Cheese Fries

I you want all the comfort of a greasy, messy, chili cheese fry feast without all of the guilt, then you need to make these butternut squash chili cheese fries yesterday. What are you waiting for!? (Lemons & Basil)

Will you be brave enough to try any of these over-the-top recipes? Or will it just be a McDonald’s drive-thru celebration on National French Fry Day? Let us know and share any of you own crazy french fry recipes!

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