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Potato Chips

Nutritional Information

1 chip, NFS, potato chips

  • Calories 10
  • Calories from Fat 6.03
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 0.67g1%
  • Saturated Fat 0.197g1%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.177g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.219g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 9mg0%
  • Potassium 30mg1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 0.9g0%
  • Dietary Fiber 0.1g0%
  • Sugars 0.07g
  • Protein 0.12g0%
  • Calcium 0mg0%
  • Iron 0mg0%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%

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``Crisp`` redirects here. For other uses, see Crisp (disambiguation). The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view of the subject. Please improve this article and discuss the issue on the talk page. (January 2010) This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding reliable references. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (April 2009) Potato Chips Potato chips Origin Place of origin Saratoga Springs, New York, United States Dish details Course served Snack, Side Dish Serving temperature Room temperature

Potato chips (American English: chips, Irish English and British English: crisps) are thin slices of potato that are deep fried or baked until crispy. Potato chips serve as an appetizer, side dish, or snack. Commercial varieties are packaged for sale, usually in bags. The basic chips are cooked and salted, and additional varieties are manufactured using various flavorings and ingredients including seasonings, herbs, spices, cheeses, and artificial additives. Chips are a predominant part of the snack food market in English-speaking countries and numerous other Western nations.

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Origins

Saratoga chips, the first potato chips This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding reliable references. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (September 2009)

The original potato chip recipe was created by George Crum, the son of an African American father and Native American mother, in New York on August 24, 1853.[1] Fed up with a customer who continued to send his fried potatoes back complaining that they were too thick and soggy, Crum decided to slice the potatoes so thin that they could not be eaten with a fork. As they could not be fried normally in a pan, he decided to stir-fry the potato slices. Against Crum's expectation, the guest was ecstatic about the new chips and they soon became a regular item on the lodge's menu, under the name ``Saratoga Chips.`` They eventually became popular throughout New York and New England. One version of this story identifies Cornelius Vanderbilt as the customer who wanted them thinner.

In the 20th century, potato chips spread beyond chef-cooked restaurant fare and began to be mass produced for home consumption; Dayton, Ohio-based