What is pomme de frites?
(chiefly in the plural) Traditional Belgian-style skin-on shoestring-cut deep fried potatoes; french fry, chip.
Why is it called pommes frites?
The French term for potato is pomme de terre meaning literally “apple of the earth,” while frites means “fried,” making the name pommes frites simply mean “fried potatoes.” Potatoes are typically washed and can be peeled, though many times the peel is left on the potatoes for added texture and color.
Is pommes frites singular?
Usage notes. There is also an uncommon singular form Pomme frite f .