Welcome to another Friday! And... it's also National Potato Chip Day!
Potato chips are the #1 snack food in America! We eat 1.2 billion pounds ($6 billion in product) a year!More potato fried fun facts over the bump...
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Potato chips were invented by a Native American named George Crum in 1853. They were originally called "Saratoga Chips" because Mr. Crum lived and died in Saratoga New York.
It takes 1000 pounds of potatoes to make 350 pounds of potato chips.
The most popular potato chips flavors in the US are sour cream and onion and barbecue.
How potato Chips are made:
How stackable potato chips are made:
How to make potato chips in the microwave:
1 TBS vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 potato thinly sliced
Pour the vegetable oil into a plastic bag (a produce bag works well). Add the potato slices, and shake to coat.
Coat a large dinner plate lightly with oil or cooking spray. Arrange potato slices in a single layer on the dish.
Cook in the microwave for 3 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned (if not browned, they will not become crisp). Times will vary depending on the power of your microwave. Remove chips from plate, and toss with salt (or other seasonings). Let cool. Repeat process with the remaining potato slices. You will not need to keep oiling the plate.
How to make potato chips in the oven:
3 medium red potatoes, peeled
salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tbsp oil
Preheat oven to 230 C (450 F). Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the potatoes in 1/8-inch thick round slices.
In a pot of boiling water cook the potato slices for 3-5 minute. Drain well and combine with oil, salt, pepper and spices (garlic, oregano, basil, etc) in a large bowl.
Place potato slices on prepared baking sheet in one layer. Bake for about 15 minutes until crisp and golden brown. Gently remove the chips and place on parchment paper; let dry for few minutes and they are ready to serve.
What's your favorite kind of potato chip?