These shoestring french fries are called pommes frites in France.
Pommes frites is French for fried potatoes, called French fries in the U.S.
The French fries that come with your hamburger as part of your McDonald's value meal are an example of pommes frites.
[also in roman type] French fries
Origin of pommes fritesFr, fried potatoes from plural of pomme, potato (short for pomme de terre, literally , apple of the earth) + feminine plural of frit, past participle of frire, to fry from Old French from Classical Latin frigere: see fry