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I Need French Fries!

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My 2 year old is recently diagnosed with Celiac and I want to make this as easy for her as possible. Which fast food places can (or other chains for that matter) can she safely eat friench fries. I know that they have to be in a designated frier but if they are, which are safe? Kids love french fries and bringing them from home is not always an option.

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A dedicated frier is a must. Most fast foods have gluten free options on their website, as in www.wendys.com. Possible cross contamination is always a risk when eating out anywhere. That is always a personal choice.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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My 2 year old is recently diagnosed with Celiac and I want to make this as easy for her as possible. Which fast food places can (or other chains for that matter) can she safely eat friench fries. I know that they have to be in a designated frier but if they are, which are safe? Kids love french fries and bringing them from home is not always an option.

The Wendy's by me has a dedicated fryer as does in n out...I have had them at both places without problems


Confirmed by endoscopy and blood tests October 2007

Donna

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In N Out is amazing! If you don't live on the west coast though, that won't do you any good. Also, some people buy little deep friers and make them at home...it's pretty easy.

Kassandra


Dairy/Casein Free- March 2007

Gluten Free- May 2007

Soy Free- August 2007

Sugar Free- January 2008

Starch Free- January 2008

Egg Free (again!)- February 2008

Sulfur Free- May 2008

Dx'd Lyme Disease and co-infections- December 2007

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We make oven fries at home. There are organic brands you can buy that are gluten free. Or you can cut up your own potatoes, mix with some olive oil and whatever seasonings you want and bake until crispy, turning when they are about halfway done.

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Red Robin restaurants have fries on their gluten free menu. Sometimes we make the hour trip to our closest one just for the fries! Also, in the summers anyway, we've found that it's pretty easy to find fries at agricultural fairs and places like that. There are often stands that sell french fries only.

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I make our own fries sometimes in the oven sometimes in the deep fat fryer. I eat fries at Cheeseburger in Paradise (because I can't have veggie oil and they use canola).


-Kate

gluten-free since July 2004

Other Intolerances:

Strawberries and Banannas (2007)

Nitrates (April 2006)

Yeast (which includes all vinegar so no condiments) (Oct. 2004)

Peanuts (Nov. 2004)

Soy (Oct. 2004)

Almonds (Sept. 2004)

Corn (Sept. 2004)

Lactose/Casein (1999)

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Ore-Ida has a gluten free list, and many fries are gluten free. If you deep fry them, the extra crispy fast food fries by Ora-Ida should come close to the real thing. :)

(You should research McDonald's for yourself. Their fries contain wheat, but when they test they come up as gluten free. Some people eat them, some do not. It's a personal choice.)


Jenny

Son 6 yrs old, Positive blood work, Outstanding dietary response, no biopsy.

Household mostly gluten free since 3/07

Me: HLA-DQ 02 & 0302 (DQ 08), which I ran & analyzed myself!Currently gluten lite, negative tTG, asymptomatic

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We do the fries at Cheeseburger in Paradise, Red Robin, Chick-fil-a and McDonalds. I also buy the Alexia Sweet Potato Fries and make them in the oven, the kids love them! I find these at Wal-mart for under $2.50.


Kim

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm

but how to dance in the rain."

Positive bloodwork 1/9/06

gluten-free since 1/12/06

Very positive dietary response

DS (12 years old)

Biopsy 7/7/06 ~ Diagnosed Celiac 7/12/2006

gluten-free since 7/15/2006

DD (almost 6)

HLA-DQ2 positive

Celiac Bloodwork negative 2 different times

Still eating gluten for now.

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I was told that Burger King french fries are gluten free because they are fried in a designated frier. However, after contacting them, I am informed that the batter they are dipped in is NOT gluten free. I then was told that McDonalds french fries were. I investigated further and found that to be incorect as well. McDonalds site lists the ingredients of all of their products and this is the result for "French fries"...

French Fries:

Potatoes, vegetable oil (canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor [wheat and milk derivatives]*), citric acid (preservative), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (maintain color), salt. Prepared in vegetable oil ((may contain one of the following: Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness), dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent). *

CONTAINS: WHEAT AND MILK (Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients).

So sorry, because I know that I really miss my fast food french fries and the ease of the drive through! My closest option is Ore Ida, but you have to get the list off of their site, because not all types are safe.

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I was told that Burger King french fries are gluten free because they are fried in a designated frier. However, after contacting them, I am informed that the batter they are dipped in is NOT gluten free. I then was told that McDonalds french fries were. I investigated further and found that to be incorect as well. McDonalds site lists the ingredients of all of their products and this is the result for "French fries"...

French Fries:

Potatoes, vegetable oil (canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor [wheat and milk derivatives]*), citric acid (preservative), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (maintain color), salt. Prepared in vegetable oil ((may contain one of the following: Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness), dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent). *

CONTAINS: WHEAT AND MILK (Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients).

So sorry, because I know that I really miss my fast food french fries and the ease of the drive through! My closest option is Ore Ida, but you have to get the list off of their site, because not all types are safe.

Burger King fries are not dipped in a batter. Unless they have some kind of special fries that are different than the regular ones.

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