National Potato Chip Day

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

National Potato Chip Day

National Potato Chip Day and always on March 14th.

This day celebrates the ever popular potato chip.  Yummo! Bag of Potato ChipsPotato 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.

Bag of Potato ChipsCelebrating 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.

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 Potatoes, washed
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt, regular or lite



Preparation  Directions:

  • 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.

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Bill & Cyndi Daves
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Don - fattening but fun!  Have a great day celebrating!!!!

Mar 14, 2011 12:11 AM #1
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Clint Mckie
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Hey don, we make them about once a month. Like Bill and Cyndi said a little fattening, but a lot of fun kakeing them.

Have a wonderful 2011. Keep on posting I like 'em. I can't read just one. LOL

Clint McKie

Mar 14, 2011 12:18 AM #2
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John Combs
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Looking forward to honoring this national day with lunch today. Never knew chips were discovered in NY.

Mar 14, 2011 12:19 AM #3
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Gabe Sanders
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Well, I guess that's as good an excuse as any to eat some potatoe chips!

Mar 14, 2011 12:21 AM #4
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Carol Zingone
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You can do the same in the oven, and produce lower calorie chips, OR, use sweet potatoes and bake them in the oven for sweet potato chips.

Mar 14, 2011 12:23 AM #5
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Richard Weisser
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Don...

I like the chips with vinegar, but I have never tried to make my own. Maybe I should try that in honor of the occasion.

Mar 14, 2011 12:38 AM #6
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Bill & Cyndi,

I agree they may be fattening but oh sooooooo good!!

Mar 14, 2011 01:57 AM #7
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Clint,

This has to be the best news I have heard or is that read?  Now I don't have to feel bad about eating a big bag today!!!

Mar 14, 2011 01:59 AM #8
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John,

Me too!

 

Gabe,

So very true sir

 

Carol,

I do like the sweet potato chips too,  I am more of the high calorie kinda guy tho.

 

Richard,

My wife likes the chips with vinegar too.

Mar 14, 2011 02:04 AM #9
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Don, I have tried teh home made ones.  While tsting very good!  It was a lot of work.  I find I can eat them faster than I could make them!

Mar 14, 2011 02:19 AM #10
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Uh oh!  Now you've got me craving chips and there are none in the house.  How am I going to honor this special day with no chips?

Mar 14, 2011 02:57 AM #11
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Don,

Potato chips are my downfall. I can eat them any time a day. And now I find out that we have a National Potato Chip Day.

Rich

Mar 14, 2011 03:03 AM #12
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William,

I start eating them before they go into the oil.  I am behind before I even get started.

Mar 14, 2011 03:31 AM #13
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Ann,

Hurry up and get to the store before there is a rush on them!!

Mar 14, 2011 03:32 AM #14
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Rich,

I am right there with you my friend.  Don't hand me a bag and expect to get it back.

Mar 14, 2011 03:34 AM #15
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Don - That is too funny that a guy by the name of crum invented potato chips:)

Mar 14, 2011 02:47 PM #16
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Ann Dail
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Didn't know there was such a day!  And making chips sounds easy.

Mar 14, 2011 03:48 PM #17
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Conrad,

Chips can be a little bit of a crum at times..........BUT oh soooooo good.

 

Ann,

I am learning a lot doing these weird holidays.

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Don,

I cannot believe I missed National Potato Chip Day....  My life will never be the same.

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Mar 15, 2011 04:43 PM #19
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