"-BURP- I beg your pardon! The chips I've just eaten are giving me awful indigestion."
—A man after eating some chips[src]

Chips are typically thick strips of deep-fried potato. Large bowls[1] of chips were served at the Welcoming Feast of 1991.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • In the U.S., chips are referred to as "fries" or "French fries". These are about half to a quarter the thickness of British-style chips; those are referred to in the US as "steakhouse fries" or "steak fries". "Chips" is the US name for what the British call "crisps".
  • In the U.K., however, fries refer to US-style "French fries".


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) - Chapter 13 (Nick and Other Residents)
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 7 (The Sorting Hat)
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