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In the summer of 1853, Native American George Crum was employed as a chef at an elegant resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. O
ne dinner guest found Crum's French fries too thick for his liking and rejected the order. Crum decided to rile the guest by producing fries too thin and crisp to skewer with a fork. The plan backfired. The guest was ecstatic over the browned, paper-thin potatoes, and other diners began requesting Crum's potato chips
Invention: Potato Chips in 1853 Photo courtesy
Definition: noun / po·ta·to chips
Function: Snack food made of a thin slice of white potato that has been cooked until crisp and then usually salted. Also known as Saratoga Chips or potato crisps.
Patent: Never patented.
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