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Disco Fries Are The New Jersey Potato Dish That Contends With Poutine
New Jersey’s famous 24-hour diners offer up usual dishes like omelets and sandwiches as well as local specialties like disco fries, a delicious snack that rivals Canada’s poutine.
Disco fries consist of a base of crispy fries topped with melted cheese and a generous serving of thick, brown gravy to create a flavorful, comforting dish.
The cheese is typically American cheese, cheddar, or mozzarella, and it’s always added before the gravy to ensure the fries don’t get too soggy.
The origin of the dish isn’t exactly known, but it became popular in the ‘70s and ‘80s among late-night partygoers, giving it the name of disco fries.
The gravy on disco fries is thicker than that of poutine, and poutine uses cheese curds instead of regular cheese. Fans of poutine will love this similar, lesser-known dish.