The Taste Test
We asked City of Twin Falls Economic Development Director Nathan Murray and his colleagues to be our esteemed taste testers to pinpoint some of the best french fries in the area. Here are their tasting notes:
Best Parmesan Fries
Scooter’s, Twin Falls
"They are almost curly, and they have a cheesy glaze of melted parm on them. You’d be satisfied with a plate of those alone, or pair them with a burger,” Murray says.
Best Traditional Fries
Twin Falls Sandwich Company, Twin Falls
“It’s a very hearty, fresh fry made with locally sourced potatoes,” Murray says. He recommends syncing that up with a pastrami on rye.
Best Fries with a Burger
“I like Choate’s because they do the ‘ground and round’ homestyle cut for fries. They’d get my vote for best fries with a burger,” says Lisa Strickland, city planner.
Best Tater Tots
“The Wrangler has great Tater Tots. Don’t forget that genre of fry! They also have the best fry sauce I’ve ever tasted,” says Brock Cherry, city planner.
Most Indulgent Fries
"The fries are skinny, like a shoestring, and very tasty,” Murray says. But it’s a choose-your-own adventure here. You can get a heaping of toppings on your fries, everything from chunks of steak and cheese to a ‘garden spud’ with veggies. All in all, it’s a ‘mound of goodness,’” Murray says.
Best Crinkle Cut Fries
Henry's at Drift Inn, Rupert
“Try the fish and chips with the perfect crinkle cut fry,” Murray says. “The service is always good here.”
Best Diner Fries
“They are always crispy on the outside and soft on the inside,” says Jon Victor, building inspector.