Origin of the Potato Chip


According to a traditional story, the original potato chip recipe was created at Moon’s Lakehouse in Saratoga Springs, New York on August 24, 1853. Brought on by a patron repeatedly sending his fried potatoes back complaining that they were too thick, soggy and bland, resort hotel chef, George Crum, decided to slice the potatoes as thin as possible, frying them until crisp and seasoning them with extra salt. Contrary to Crum’s expectation, the patron (sometimes identified as American entrepreneur Cornelius Vanderbilt) loved the new chips and they soon became a regular item on the lodge’s menu under the name “Saratoga Chips”.  Read more…