Steak tartare is a must have when in Paris. In fact, you need to try it at least twice just to make sure you fully grasp the uncooked ground steak, raw egg experience. It’s not for everybody which is why this post isn’t about the steak at all. This post is about the best fries I had the entire trip. Frites as many European countries refers to them as, are a Paris staple. After all we call them French fries for a reason. So, why was it that I had such trouble finding good ones in the name sake terroir?
Le Severno is a steak forward brasserie out in the 14th arrondissement. It’s a quieter and much more local neighborhood than central Paris. They have all sorts of cuts on the menu from bavette to the obligatory steak hache, but let’s get back to the fries. They start with super fresh spuds. Pulled from the ground just a week earlier. Cut the day they are served. Double fried for the perfect inside and crispiest exterior crunch. The nail in the coffin for these succulent pomme de terre’s is the duck fat oil they bubble in just before hitting your plate. The combo of fresh and fat is an unbeatable mix producing a mouthwatering experience. I’ll challenge even the best of Amsterdam and Belgium with these spuds. Ok, so you got me, there was at least one thing I ate that I truly LOVED in Paris.
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