National Potato Chip Day is an annual feast celebrated on March 14th. There are lots of chips available, and they are served as snacks, side dishes, or appetizers. Not all of them are loved and favored by all age groups of people. Undoubtedly, the thinly sliced, deep-fried, and crispy salted potato chips are the ever-loved snack time recipe. Potato chips are world-famous snacks that are liked, loved, and eaten by millions of people, especially children. Having gained so much of fans, the potato chips have got their own celebration day on the calendar. Fill up your mouth with a handful of crispy potato chips to treat yourself and as a way to celebrate National Potato Chip Day in a more enjoyable way.

“Chips. All day. Every day.” – Jameela Jamil

History of National Potato Chip Day

The origin, history, and creator of National Potato Chip Day are anonymous. However, the history and origin of potato chips have a long tradition, and it dates back to 1800. Back in 1853, a finicky customer named Tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt was staying at the Saratoga Springs in New York. At the restaurant, he was served with the French-fried potatoes, and he kept on sending them back to the kitchen, complaining that they were too thick, too soggy, and not salted well enough. So Chef George Crum has decided to slice the spuds as thin as possible, fry them until they became crispy, and season them with extra salt. To his surprise, Cornelius Vanderbilt loved them, and it soon became a regular item on the restaurant’s menu in the name of “Saratoga Chips.”

National Potato Chip Day

However, the earliest known recipe for potato chips is recorded in William Kitchiner’s cookbook named The Cook’s Oracle and was first published in the year 1817. There were few other conflicting dates available regarding the origin of the potato chips. Initially, potato chips were only available in restaurants. However, the term Saratoga Chips were being widely used in the late 1870s as a standard menu on train cars and street carts. It was soon introduced in the bags into groceries and bakeries. It was found that Americans consume approximately 1.2 billion pounds of potato chips every year. Potato chips or crisps are thin slices of potatoes that are usually fried deep or baked until crunchy. It is most commonly served as a snack, side dish, or appetizer. They are cooked and salted, and various flavorings are added like herbs, spices, cheeses, and other natural or artificial flavors.

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How to Celebrate National Potato Chip Day

Celebrating National Potato Chip Day is quite simple. Have some potato chips for your lunch or dinner as a side dish. Pack some fresh potato chips for your children as snacks. You can even try making homemade potato chips to delight your family. Add flavorings and salt according to your taste. Carry some packets of potato chips to eat while traveling or on your picnic trips as they are the best snack companions. You can even visit a local potato chip manufacturing company to know how it is made. Share your views about Potato Chip Day and post your celebration pictures on social media using the hashtag #PotatoChipDay.

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