Saturday, March 14, 2015
National Potato Chip Day by Merrillee Whren
Potato chips were invented by accident in 1853 by Chef George Crum in Saratoga Springs, NY. A diner complained that the French fries were too fat and sent them back, so the chef cut the potatoes very thin and fried them. They were a hit. Companies started to package the popular snack in the early twentieth century.
Have you ever made your own potato chips? Here's a recipe if you want to give it a try.
2 large potatoes
1. Peel the potatoes, then slice very thinly.
2. As they are sliced, drop them in cold water.
3. Heat a pan of cooking oil to 375 degrees F.
4. Make sure the potatoes are thoroughly dried before putting them in the oil.
5. Fry until they are crisp and golden brown.
6. Drain them on paper towels and salt them.
What is your favorite snack?
Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003Golden Heart Award presented by Romance Writers of American. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of thirty-five plus years, and has two grown daughters. Her latest book, Second Chance Reunion, is available at all major book retailers. You can find the buy links at her website. Connect with her on her Facebook page.