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(especially in recipes or on menus) fried potato chips.→ frites
- ‘Isn't it nice to know that, even on the edge of the Sonoran Desert, you can still get a good steak au poivre and proper pommes frites?’
- ‘Others stare blankly into the distance with the composure of condemned men contemplating their last plate of pommes frites and steak au poivre.’
- ‘It's best known for its fresh seafood, but, yes, you can get French fries - pardon, pommes frites.’
- ‘Sated with soup and wine and pommes frites, and champagne to boot, the company turns nasty.’
- ‘It's as if they think the pork loin medallions in the port wine and currant reduction are better without the currants and are better served with pommes frites than they are served over wild rice like the menu says.’
French, from pommes de terre frites, literally fried potatoes.
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