Today, March 14th, is National Potato Chip Day. And since potato chips are a staple of any tailgate, I thought I would share my recipe for homemade potato chips. These are delish!
- 2 pounds of fingerling potatoes (Russet, Yukon Gold or Idaho work)
- Canola oil for deep frying
Serve with avocado ranch dip or blue cheese dipping sauce.
You can also make them on the grill, at the tailgate. Here is the recipe.
History of the Potato Chip: Potato Chips were first made in 1853 while Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt was on vacation in New York. At one restaurant, he kept sending his fried potatoes back to the kitchen because he said they were "too thick". The chef, George Crum, decided that he would cut them into paper-thin slices, boil them in oil, fry them, and salt them as a joke to the Commodore. It backfired. They became an instant success and the restaurant was well known for them.