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Today is National French Fry Day

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Chef John's French Fries as seen on AllRecipes.com. Chef John's French Fries as seen on AllRecipes.com.
(WFSB) -

Get out the deep fryer.

Wednesday is National French Fry Day, according to NationalDayCalendar.com.

The site said it's celebrated annually on July 13.

It's a food that goes by many names like chips, fries, finger chips or French-fried potatoes.

Sweet potatoes are also a favorite substitute.

Enjoy them with ketchup, ranch dressing, vinegar, mayonnaise, honey mustard, cheese or chili.

The website said it's believed that American soldiers who arrived in Belgium during World War I were first introduced to Belgian fries. It was suggested that the food be called "French" as it was the official language of the Belgian Army at the time.

The hashtag #NationalFrenchFryDay is being used to profess users' love for the food.

For some French Fries recipes, head to AllRecipes.com here.

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