When is National Potato Chip Day? Always March 14
What does this holiday celebrate?
This holiday celebrates the ever so popular "Potato Chip." So on this special day remember to celebrate it by serving your favorite style of chips to your family. Let snack time be special by adding yummie potato chip dips to go with it. Why not try making homemade potato chips-
Origin of this Holiday
our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!
We found reference to this holiday on ECard Greeting Sites
"Hey, it's French Fries Day! So indulge yourself with a whole lot of yummy, crispy French Fries. Wish your friends/family/loved ones a lip-smacking treat."
We found recognition about this holiday from:
calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday. Many of these blogs talk about the varied recipes for this popular snack food.
Definition of a Potato Chip
"A potato chip (American English chips, British English crisps) is a thin slice of potato deep fried or baked until crispy depending on the company it originated from. Potato chips serve as an appetizer, side dish, or snack. Commercial varieties are packaged for sale, usually in bags. The simplest chips of this kind are just cooked and salted, but manufacturers can add a wide variety of flavoring (mostly made using herbs, spices, cheese, artificial additives or MSG). Chips are an important part of the snack food market in English-speaking countries and many other Western nations."
"There is little consistency in the English speaking world for names of fried potato cuttings. American and Canadian-English uses "chips" for the above mentioned dish—this term is also used in continental Europe—and sometimes "crisps" for the same made from batter, and "French Fries" for the hot crispy batons with a soft core. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, "crisps" are the brittle slices eaten at room temperature and 'chips' refer to the hot dish (as in "fish and chips"). In Australia, New Zealand and some parts of South Africa, both forms of potato product are simply known as "chips", as are the larger "home-style" potato crisps. Sometimes the distinction is made between "hot chips" (fried potatoes) and "packet crisps", or simply "potato chips" in New Zealand."
What type of holiday is this?
How can I Celebrate this holiday?
- It's Party Time! - Every Holiday deserves a party right?! So get ready for your next party (party planning) Now for a potato chip party it's really simple. All you do is serve as many types of potato chips as you want and as many potato chip dips as you want to go with it. Why not think about having a community chip n' dip party? That way every family can bring their favorite flavor of chips and dip to share with everyone else. 'It's a great way to share expenses- :)
- Send Free Internet Invitations! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them by email with these fun Internet Invitations. They are always fun & FREE!
Saratoga chips: the first potato chips
"The original potato chip recipe was created by chef George Crum at Moon's Lake House near Saratoga Springs, New York, on August 24, 1853. Fed up with a customer who continued to send his fried potatoes back complaining that they were too thick and soggy"