National Potato Chip Day
National Potato Chip Day and always on March 14th.
This day celebrates the ever popular potato chip. Yummo! Potato Chips are America's #1 snack food. But, it’s not just a snack food. NOPE…It’s the potato of choice for many lunchtime and dinner meals. Regular (or plain) potato chips are by far the most popular. Other popular flavors are barbecue, sour cream & onion, oil & vinegar, and ranch. I am sure there are many other favorites too.
Potato chips were first made by Chef George Crum in Saratoga Springs, NY on August 24, 1853. Americans have been in love with them ever since.
Celebrating National Potato Chip Day is easy.... eat potato chips during meals and snacks.
Make your own potato chips! It’s easy to do. The kids will love it, and so will you. Here’s a recipe for you.
Description: Making Homemade Potato Chips is fun and easy. And, best of all, both you and the kids will love them.
- 3-4 Potatoes, washed
- Vegetable oil
- Salt, regular or lite
- Peel potatoes, or leave unpeeled as desired.
- Slice potatoes very thin.
- Put sliced potatoes into ice cold water, and set into the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes. Note: you can skip this step if making just a few.
- Drain potatoes and dry very thoroughly with paper towels. Any water can cause dangerous splattering of hot oil.
- Heat oil to 375 degrees in a fryer.
- Place a layer of potato chips into the fryer.
- Fry chips to a light brown.
- Drain basket and pour chips onto paper towels.
- Salt lightly to taste.
Tip: Only put a few chips into the fryer at a time to avoid them sticking together.