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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Potato Chips Invented on this date many tasty years ago

One of my favorite snack foods of all times is potato chips. Today August 24th you can celebrate potato chip day with a crunch of your favorite flavored potato chip. Whether barbecued, cheesy, sour cream and the list seems to never end and even includes plain potato chips which are often the flavor that I reach for the most. 

The inventor of the potato chip George Crum was the chef at a restraint resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. On August 24, 1853 he sliced his potatoes extra thin for a customer who had complained that his fried potatoes were soggy, The chef created these produced crispy and crunchy chips When this new potato dish caught on the potato chip was born. 

Grab a bag of your best potato chips on August 24th. Dig right in on this fine foodie holiday

Many times we use our favorite foods in recipes as well. Check out this recipe that you can use your favorite chips in

Potato Chip Chicken


  • 1 pound thin-sliced chicken cutlets
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 bag potato chips
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Grease a baking sheet and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Trim the fat off the chicken breasts, and beat the egg and milk together in a shallow bowl. Fold over the top of the potato chip bag and crush the chips with a rolling pin.

Dip the chicken cutlets in the egg mixture and drop them one at a time in the potato chip bag. Fold the top over, give the bag a quick shake, and arrange the coated chicken on the greased baking sheet. After you’ve coated and arranged all the chicken pieces, take any of the leftover chip pieces from the bag and arrange them artfully over the top of the chicken pieces. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and paprika. Bake the chicken for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. Makes 4 servings. (Variation:  You can cut the chicken into strips or ‘nuggets’ before breading; kids seem to like it this way.)

For other creative ideas about using up leftovers and odd ingredients, you might enjoy visiting one of my favorite sites from the UK, Love Food Hate Waste (with much-appreciated quantities provided in imperial measure for us Yanks, too).

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