If you haven’t been enjoying your champagne with a side of French fries, you’ve been doing your Friday nights all wrong. Some experts are saying that the two edible indulgences make for a perfect pairing. Don’t believe us?
“Champagne is a wine that asks for simple ingredients, no more than three,” Marie-Christine Osselin, Moët & Chandon’s wine quality and communication manager, told The Drinks Business back in April 2018. In regard to the unexpected pairing of Champagne and fries, she noted that it’s the salt content and the crunchiness of the fries that really make the zest and bubbles of the Champagne stand out.
Once word of this French fry and Champagne combo began to spread, people couldn’t help but voice their opinions online. Twitter user @dudejfed called this mash-up “the best combo ever.”
Others weren’t surprised at all to hear the news that people should have been eating their French fries alongside Champagne. Twitter user @Kwicnotes wrote, “Always said, champagne goes with everything!” A fair point.
Always said, champagne goes with everything! 🥂🥂 https://t.co/nfTyEQhjIq
— valeska van vliet (@Kwicnotes) March 26, 2019
“We figured this one out a while ago,” wrote Twitter user @TMBCollier before suggesting that we all pair our Champagne with original Lays as part of our next taste test.
We figured this one out a while ago. Also, it's particularly fab with original Lays…just saying. https://t.co/V4RxH5e5SE
— Teia B. Collier (@TMBCollier) March 22, 2019
And of course, many can’t wait to try this combo, especially since not trying it is the equivalent of “drinking champagne the wrong way,” according to Twitter user @AshleyisFamous. Gotta fix that, ASAP.
— FamousAshleyGrant (@AshleyisFamous) March 22, 2019
If you like the idea of pairing some of your favorite salty snacks with Champagne, you’re going to love the other combos intended to help you expand your palate.
For example, according to a press release, Yellow Tail Bubbles pairs best with chicken and waffles — so get ready to take your brunch game to a whole other level! And Wine Folly even recommends pairing Brut from Cremant d’Alsace with a corndog and dijon mustard. How yummy does that sound?
If you really want to take your newfound Champagne and salty snack obsession to the next level, you can make this Nutella Champagne dip. Then just dunk potato chips, pretzels, French fries and more of your salty favorites right in. The recipe comes from Stress Baking and calls for little more than Nutella, cream cheese, Champagne and Cool Whip for a dip that’s as sweet and tangy as your favorite bottle of bubbly:
Bring on the bubbles and salty snack foods!
Who else is ready to give these pairings a try?