EU takes fat out of fire: Belgian fries are out of danger
June 21, 2017
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission wants all Belgians, and the world at large, to know: your famous fries are safe.
A regional Belgian minister had alarmed the nation with warnings that — sacrilege! — the EU would force fries to be blanched before they hit the fat to remove a cancer-causing element as much as possible. It would fundamentally change the family way of doing fries, which are raw, then dunked twice in fat of increasing heat.
The result should be soft on the inside, crispy and golden on the outside with enough fat to make sea salt — and slathers of mayonnaise — st...