Yummy and irresistible potato chips are everyone’s favourite. You can’t eat just one!
This popular snack was invented George Crum who worked as a chef at Moon Lake Lodge in Saratoga Springs, New York. This invention was not actually an innovation but it stemmed from anger. Surprising, isn’t it?
A customer once ordered French-fried potatoes from the restaurant’s menu. However, he did not like the thick and soggy potatoes prepared by Crum. He kept sending the potatoes back, complaining that they were too thick. Frustrated, Crum decided to teach the customer a lesson. He sliced a new batch of potatoes as thin as he possibly could, and then fried them until they were hard and crunchy. He even seasoned them with extra salt.
To the surprise of Crum, the potato crisps were loved by the customer and thus a new snack was born!The potato crisps became popular on the menu by the name ‘Saratoga Chips’.
Crum opened his own restaurant, ‘Crumbs House’ in 1860. He served a basket of potato chips on each table.