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this day in the yesteryear: Potato Chips First Prepared (1853)

Potato Chips First Prepared (1853)

Before they became a mass-produced snack food, potato chips were chef-cooked restaurant fare. It is believed that chef George Crum created the original potato chip recipe at Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs, New York. In an attempt to please an unhappy customer, Crum decided to slice the potatoes very thin, fry them until crisp, and season them with extra salt. The customer was delighted, and thus “Saratoga Chips” were born. According to some accounts, who was the difficult customer? More… Discuss