This undeclared staple food of the young generation of the West, is square cross sectioned long potato cuts, deep fried to crisp exterior and soft interior. Its name is related to the style of cut from France - not the dish itself. In UK, Ireland, and some other common wealth nations, it's called Chips. Notorious for fat.
Potatoes that have been cut into thick to thin strips, soaked in cold water, blotted dry, then deep-fried until crisp and golden brown. They are called pommes frites in France and chips in Britain. The name does not come from the fact that their origin is French, but because the potatoes are "frenched" -- cut into lengthwise strips. Other versions of french-fried potatoes are shoestring potatoes (matchstick-wide) and steakfries (very thick strips).