National Potato Chip Day
National Potato Chip Day is observed next on Thursday, March 14th, 2024 (99 days from today).
Potato chips are definitely a favorite snack on all ages from children to adults. In the United States, Potato chips since the 80s have become the number 1 snack in the country of billions of people to this day. Potato chips fans will surely enjoy when March 14 is annually celebrated as National Potato Chips Day, celebrated to recognize everyone's love of the favorite snack.
History of National Potato Chip Day
First, let's get to the traditional French fries. Both Belgium and France claim that the dish comes from their own countries so that the origin of the dish is still controversial.
By the early 19th century, French fries began to be introduced to the United States, and suddenly became a "feature" of many restaurants. There was even a time when I had to order fries every time I went to a restaurant, like a hard habit to break.
In 1853, a restaurant called Moon's Lake House opened in Saratoga Springs, New York. The restaurant's chef is George Crum, whose signature dish is Moon's fried potatoes. Everything goes on, until one day...
It was an ordinary day with nothing special. A notorious tycoon walked into the restaurant and ordered his "typical" fries.
The problem was that when the fries were served, he kept asking the kitchen to redo them, thinking the fries were undercooked, or not crispy enough.
The fact that it took so long to serve one guest made Crum... furious. To get revenge, he decided to grate the potatoes "as thin as a sheet of paper", then deep fry them in oil and serve.
Why is that just revenge? The number is that in the 19th century, eating with the hands was considered impolite and lowly. Meanwhile, those thin, crispy pieces of potato cannot be eaten with a fork. In the end, after not being able to use the fork, the tycoon was forced to use his hands to pick up each piece of potato, and unexpected results happen.
The food is so delicious! The fastidious guest even used both hands, hastily picking up this special fries. Since then, Saratoga chips (Saratoga chips) were born, becoming the true signature of this area.
And now, as you know, potato chips have swept the world, becoming a favorite snack all over the world.
Although this snack in the United States has such an interesting origin, the origin, history and founder of National Potato Chip Day have not been accurately recorded. Why is March 14 National Potato Chip Day and not another day of the year? The above question is still being researched and searched.
Observing National Potato Chip Day
The best way to celebrate National Potato Chip Day is by eating this famously delicious snack. You can go to the grocery store next to you, buy yourself packages of Potato Chips with your favorite flavors and enjoy them at home with the quiet atmosphere you desire. Or, you can also make potato chips with your loved ones. If you don't have a recipe for this snack yet, you can follow the steps below:
Main ingredients for making thin slices of potato chips
Cheese powder: 5 tablespoons
Necessary seasonings: salt, chili sauce, mayonnaise, ketchup
Plus a potato grater
Steps to perfect crispy thin slices of potato chips
Step 1: Prepare the potatoes:
Potatoes wash the outer soil, then peel off the outer skin with a knife, wash the tubers. Put a little salt in a basin of water and dilute it, soak the potatoes in salt water for about 15 minutes. Thus, the potato will not be viscous and not brown.
After 15 minutes, take out the potatoes, put them in a basket to drain. Use a knife to grate the potatoes into thin slices, you can use a sharp knife to cut the potatoes into slices. If you want the potato to look more beautiful, you can cut it into a shape that you like, thus increasing the child's ability to like to eat. When cutting into slices, continue to soak the potatoes in dilute salted water.
Wash the potato slices several times with cold water, you should wash until the water is no longer cloudy. Pour the potatoes into the basket to drain, with potato chips, you can only use cold water to wash them, so the potatoes will be crispy and delicious, avoid using hot or warm water. Then prepare a layer of absorbent paper on the plate. Put each potato slice on that layer of paper to completely dry the water, when frying, there will be no oil splash.
Put a non-stick pan on the stove, pour in a small amount of oil, not much. Wait for the oil in the pan to be hot, then start to fry each slice of potato, start to turn the heat down a bit. Do not fry potatoes planted on top of each other, so it will not be crispy, then one layer will be followed by another. The potato slices are thinly sliced so they cook very quickly, you keep the fire low to keep the potato crisp and not absorb too much oil, both causing boredom and fat.
After the potatoes are cooked, take them out and place them on a plate with a layer of greaseproof paper underneath. When you feel the potatoes are less oily, start putting them in a plastic container with a lid. Sprinkle with a little bit of cheese powder. Close the lid and shake well to mix the cheese into each slice of crispy fries. This will make the potatoes much more flavorful.
So crispy thin slices of potato chips are completed in just 3 easy steps. You can store this delicious dish in a sealed glass or zip bag to let your children eat it gradually. When eating with a bowl of sauce including chili sauce mixed with mayonnaise, or just ketchup is fine. With an extremely quick and simple way of processing, the ingredients available at home are potatoes.
No matter how you observe National Potato Chip Day, please share on social media with the hashtag #NationalPotatoChipDay with a positive message to everyone who loves this popular snack.
ObservedNational Potato Chip Day has been observed annually on March 14th.
Monday, March 14th, 2022
Tuesday, March 14th, 2023
Thursday, March 14th, 2024
Friday, March 14th, 2025
Saturday, March 14th, 2026