Same in France, strange though, pomme is the French word for apple Ė they should literally be called pomme de terre frittes<quoted text>
In Germany they are called "pommes frites" and often eaten with mayonnaise. Pretty tasty that way too.
In the US and to some extent with the advent of MacDonalds etc in the UK they are called French fries. Also strange because deep fried potato chips were a Belgian invention.
And with mayo, yes, anytime. Hmmm. Itís past 11 now and you got me thinking of sending out for a portion at lunch time.
P.S. There is a revolution going on here of chips with grated cheese (not for me though). I was just in France and although chip shops are few and far between (nonexistent) there are a few enterprising Brits who have started up mobile fish and chip businesses. Every Friday one visits my village there and I was interested to note he too had chips with cheese added to his menu.