The 5 Best Fries in the Desert

Burgers, beware!

Fries with a sliver of skin left on from In-N-Out Burger.

Lara Rossignol

1 — Woody’s Burgers
Snack on the sweet potato fries, which are nutritious, delicious, and drizzled with a light coating of maple syrup.
317 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.

2 — In-N-Out Burger
Savor these taters, prepared daily with a sliver of skin left on and fried up for the perfect ratio of crisp to fluffy goodness.
• 82043 Hwy. 111, Indio.
• 72265 Varner Rd., Thousand Palms.

3 — Morgan’s in the Desert
You’ll love the garlic fries, which are thick and seasoned with a flavorful blend of spices.
49499 Eisenhower Dr., La Quinta.

4 — Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, Pioneertown;
Johnny Rockets, Rancho Mirage

Tied for fourth place, are two of the best chili fries. At Pappy & Harriet’s, enjoy a heaping order, prepared fresh with homemade chili. At Johnny Rocket’s, snack on fries smothered in meaty chili, tangy cheese, and chopped onions.
• Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace
Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown,
• Johnny Rockets,
71885 Hwy. 111, Rancho Mirage.

5 — La Brasserie Bistro & Bar
These spuds are served European-style in a cone and garnished with Parmesan cheese, parsley, and truffle oil.
78477 Hwy. 111, La Quinta.

Reader Comments:
Mar 15, 2013 02:57 pm
 Posted by  SIPD Susan

The truffle fries at Morton's in the bar at Happy Hour should be ranked in the top 5. The truffle fragrance permeates the room, but is not overwhelming. The fries are thin and crisp.

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