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There’s no doubt potato chips are a national favorite! According to U.S. Census data and Simmons National Consumer Survey, 272.09 million Americans consumed potato chips in 2017 -- that’s about 85% of the population!!!
But was this all-American snack invented in the U.S.? Rumor has it that potato chips were first made in England in 1817. However, we like to believe that modern day (think thin) potato chips we invented in Saratoga Springs, NY in 1853. George Crum, a half-black, half-Native American cook at Moon's Lake House apparently made them out of frustration -- he was trying to appease a customer who kept sending back his French fries because they were too thick and soggy.
At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter where they originated because they are just down-right delicious, and in our opinion one of the best inventions EVER! Our food blogger friends have taken the classic potato chip recipe to the next level with sweet and savory recipes like Dill & Idaho® Potato Crusted Baked Fish and Chips, Idaho® Potato Napoleon and Cinnamon Coconut Idaho® Potato Chips. Check ‘em all out -- our potato chip recipe collection will satisfy just about any flavor craving!