July 13 is National French Fry Day: Get Ready To Win The Ultimate Idaho® Potato Fry-Lovers Giveaway

Two lucky winners will take home pints of Van Leeuwen’s Malted Milkshake and Fries, sold-out Frites by Idaho perfume, and five bags of Grown In Idaho® Super Crispy Fries!

Eagle, Idaho, July 10, 2023 – We’re less than a week away from celebrating America’s favorite holiday: National French Fry Day! The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is the go-to resource for all things fries, so get ready for your crash course on best practices, tips and tricks, and the most irresistible recipes imaginable! To celebrate the much-anticipated date, IPC is sharing its secrets to the best homemade French fries and hosting a spud-tacular French fry giveaway.

Thomas Jefferson was the first person to bring French fries to America when he requested his potatoes be fried “in the French manner” at a White House dinner in 1802. Fast forward 221 years…more than 4.5 billion pounds of French fries are consumed in America each year. That’s roughly 13.5 pounds per person! Compared to the 75 million pounds of tater tots eaten annually, it’s no wonder French fries need their own day to be celebrated nationwide. Thanks, Tom! 

The Basics
If you want to make French fries that even Thomas Jefferson would approve of, here are a few tips.

Tips and Tricks

The Ultimate Idaho® Potato Fry-Lovers Giveaway
Starting July 7, entrants will have a chance to win one of two prize packages each containing three popular French fry products: Pints of Van Leeuwen’s Malted Milkshake and Fries ice cream, a bottle of the IPC’s award-winning Frites by Idaho, and five bags of Grown In Idaho Super Crispy Fries. 

To enter:

  1. Like and save this post on the Idaho Potato Instagram
  2. Tag a fellow fry-lover in the comments
  3. Follow @idahopotatoes @growninidaho and @vanleeuwenicecream on Instagram

National French Fry Day is one of our favorite holidays, but the celebration doesn’t stop here! Keep the good times and fries rolling all year with the war chest of information, recipes, and more on idahopotato.com.

About The Idaho Potato Commission

Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho®” seal, a federally registered certification mark that assures consumers are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho potatoes. Idaho’s growing season of warm days and cool nights, ample mountain-fed irrigation and rich volcanic soil, give Idaho potatoes their unique texture, taste and dependable performance. These ideal growing conditions are what differentiates them from potatoes grown in other states. For more information, visit idahopotato.com.