From the food section of today's San Francisco Chronicle:
At San Francisco's Belden Taverna, pastry chef Jennifer Kinney serves Creme Frites, another custard creation with a French name. The gelatin-thickened custard is battered with panko and deep-fried. As the name suggests, these long fingers look like french fries, but a bite of one straight out of the fryer reveals hot custard pouring from the crisp outer shell.
Wow. It's kind of like a fried custard éclair... except without without wasting time on the éclair part of it.