Kelp fries are a common side dish served at the Krusty Krab. They first appear in the episode "Greasy Buffoons."
Kelp fries look like normal french fries that are thin. However, they somewhat resemble seaweed with the way they are shaped. They have had different appearances over the years.
They are served in small light red paper boxes that have the Krusty Krab's initials imprinted on them in golden text.
Role in series
The kelp fries debut in this episode. SpongeBob makes them as part of a combo meal.
SpongeBob makes the fries, though using Sea Potatoes instead of kelp.
SpongeBob brings home a bag of kelp fries for Gary to eat when the Krusty Krab runs out of Krabby Patties, even though Gary does not like this food.
Mr. Krabs offers kelp fries to the sea whelks.
- Kelp fries are mentioned in "The Graveyard Shift" as "double chili kelp fries."
- They are a parody of french fries.
- The boxes they are served in resemble those of McDonald's french fries since they are both red and contain the restaurant's initials imprinted in yellow letters on them.