Nov 9, 2021 - Food and Drink
The best thing we ate: Duck frites at Des Moines' Django
A plate of duck frites with four dipping sauces from Des Moines' Django restaurant.
An order of duck frites ($9.99) and dipping sauces from Django downtown. Photo: Linh Ta/Axios

Linh here. I don't want to brag, but I like to think of myself as a french fry connoisseur. (Yes, McDonald's fries still slap.)

  • If you're also a fan of golden fried potatoes, order the duck frites ($9.99) at Django.

What makes them great: The hand-cut fries are cooked in duck fat, which gives them a deep, greasy goodness that other typical cooking oils can't replicate.

  • They're also my favorite type of fry texture. Skinny with plenty of crispness and crunchy bits.
  • The real stars are the dipping sauce choices, especially the harissa aioli, which offers some garlic tang.

Plus: They're on Django's happy hour menu for $5. (They offer it all night on Tuesdays.)

Open: 4-9pm, Sun-Thurs; 4-10pm, Fri-Sat; 1420 Locust St., Des Moines.

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