The Accidental Invention of Potato Chips in 1863
One of America’s favorite go-to snacks, potato chips, has a long and interesting history. First, the salty, crispy, potato-y treat is more than 150 years old. It was, according to legend, invented in 1863.
Second, it was invented by a talented and respected African American chef. Lastly, potato chips were invented in response to complaints by a finicky diner. Let’s learn how potato chips came to be.