What is the origin of fried potato? Is it France that introduced it through French fries to the world?
EDIT: By origin I mean the first most popular amongst the world.
Opinion is divided (usually along the border) as to whether the French or the Belgians invented French fries. The name favours the former, but this is possibly due to the fact that the French are seen as having invented gastronomy in general.
It is probably impossible to answer - who knows when the first adventurous cook decided to try frying potato alongside his piece of fish?