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BK french fries..

okay, im jonesing for some bad bad french fries (i know i know)  ???

are burger king fries vegetarian? like not animal flavoring/ ingredients (dairy is ok, i guess)... and are they cooked in the same oil as their meat products?

i should maybe just go lick my salt shaker.
humphf. :-\

you could also make your own, homemade fries....just cut up potatoes, soak them in some vinegar or lemon juice, fry, drain and throw spices on them....or you can toss cut potatoes with some spices and bake them until crispy for a healthier version...

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Potatoes, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Modified Potato Starch, Rice Flour, Potato Dextrin, Salt, Leavening (Disodium Dihydrogen Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Dextrose, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate added to preserve natural color.

That's what's in BK fries.  Their website says the fries are fried in a frier (lol!) that is designated for only fries...

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if you're ovo-lacto, you should know that Burger King has a veggie burger.  The bun has some butter on it, though.  Peta endorses buying them on their website:

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Burger King’s new BK Veggie™—a flame-broiled vegetarian burger—enjoyed a successful introduction. Each time a Burger King customer sees “BK Veggie™,” it is a reminder that “having it your way” doesn’t have to mean taking a bite out of Bessie
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These fast food fries scar me...I don't trust them! Another version of yummy homemade potatoes are to slice up a potato baste with olive oil and dash salt or seasoning salt on them and then bake, they are super yummy!!!

Good luck with your fries...I know how evil cravings can be :'(

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u248/IrishxxBabii58/friefries.gif

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Do you live near an In-n-Out?  I think their fries are just cut potatoes fried in vegetable oil.

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either make your own or eat some salty crackers.

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haha...
no real healthy "fries" are not gonna cut it! and ironically have been eating copious amounts of saltines all week...  :-X  besides, this is like a once a year thing for me.

does anyone know if the veggie burg is cooked on the same griddle?
i, too, am wary of eating out, esp at a fast food place...i dont trust em for the sandwich stuff, but i figure the fries are relatively safe from cross contamination.

im trying to wait out the craving....
maybe im craving the xanthum gum? haha  ;D

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just drink a cup of veggie oil

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haha...
no real healthy "fries" are not gonna cut it! and ironically have been eating copious amounts of saltines all week...  :-X  besides, this is like a once a year thing for me.

does anyone know if the veggie burg is cooked on the same griddle?
i, too, am wary of eating out, esp at a fast food place...i dont trust em for the sandwich stuff, but i figure the fries are relatively safe from cross contamination.

im trying to wait out the craving....
maybe im craving the xanthum gum? haha  ;D

Hi Lucidanne! We hd a long discussion about MdAnthrax's fries and BK found it's way in there too--if yoou can find the thread "McDonadls Fires" I am sure there were posts about BK and there veggie burger. Just a couple weeks ago my mom went to BK and asked about how thy prepared their veggie burger and they told her it was fried along with everything else, but others have reported that they microwave it--I think it's a crap shoot whether or not you'll actually get a decent vegetarian meal.

If you don't want to make your fries (with actual potatoes) how about grabbing a bad of frozen ones from the store and frying them up yourself? It might be pretty close to the "real deal" and you'll also have the satisfaction that they are in fact vegi frinedly!

Good luck!

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if you're ovo-lacto, you should know that Burger King has a veggie burger.  The bun has some butter on it, though.  Peta endorses buying them on their website:

Quote:
Burger King’s new BK Veggie™—a flame-broiled vegetarian burger—enjoyed a successful introduction. Each time a Burger King customer sees “BK Veggie™,” it is a reminder that “having it your way” doesn’t have to mean taking a bite out of Bessie

I used to eat their BK Veggie even though it wasn't vegan because I think it's a step in the right direction for fast food. The patty contains egg whites and the bun has whey or something in it.... I don't eat fast food anymore though

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i should maybe just go lick my salt shaker.

just drink a cup of veggie oil

Hahaha. Both of those cracked me up!

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Tater tots are my friends...not exactly a healthy alternative, but perhaps a more healthful one... ::)

I'll go for the veggie burger at BK from time to time, in a pinch.  They've always seemed microwaved to me (preferred to the grill) but it is a crap shoot as to whether or not it will be inedibly over nuked.

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I hardly ever get fries from fast food restaurants.  Actually, I have done it 3 times this year, and I specifically remember each time because I have regretted each one.  The last time was this past Friday.  I was spending the night out of town with a friend and he just had to eat at Arby's. I didn't argue because as an omni, Arby's was my absolute favorite fast food, especially the curly fries.  I haven't done any research on Arby's...don't know what's in their fries.  But anyway, the same thing happened Friday that has happened the previous 2 times I got fast food fries...they were COLD.  It is just such a disappointment.  Then I think to myself that the fries being cold is my "punishment" for purchasing them, knowing good and well I shouldn't have!

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After reading this thread...I ate fries last night.  I went to a really good diner that had spicy waffle fries.  Yummers!  Way better than cold, limp fast food fries.  If your gonna eat them, they should be worth the extra calories!

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I was trying to find out about Arby's fries last night, but their website doen not have an ingredient list--or if they do they hide it so well I couldn't find it. I love their curly fries and jalepeano bites--but I haven't been there since going vegi fearing what might be in them... :'(

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the jalapeno bites and curly fries are vegetarian, but not vegan. Arby's does not use animal derived ingredients in any of the flavorings or coatings on any of their products.

the apple/cherry turnover things are vegan though.

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Good to know! We drive by Arby's a lot and talk about getting curly fries, but never actually do. Now I think I will!

LucidAnne, i think if you are just craving them go ahead and get them once a year! It's not going to kill you...and you may end up being disappointed and not want them again anyway. That happened to me this year with a Peanut butter cup.

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I was trying to find out about Arby's fries last night, but their website doen not have an ingredient list--or if they do they hide it so well I couldn't find it. I love their curly fries and jalepeano bites--but I haven't been there since going vegi fearing what might be in them... :'(

Here it is:
http://www.arbys.com/nutrition/printable_ingredients.pdf

You have to scroll down to page 9 to get the actual ingredients and not just "roast beef, bun, cheese".

Apparently, the curly fries have hydrolyzed whey protein...wtf? Their "homestyle" fries are vegan, though.

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I sent them an email and got a different response. How irritating!

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I sent them an email and got a different response. How irritating!

What did they tell you?

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