Black History Gem – George Crum, A Black Man Created Potato Chips


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Every time we crunch into a potato chip, we are enjoying the delicious taste of one of the globe’s most famous snacks that may not have been without the contribution of Black inventor George Crum.

The son of an African-American father and a Native American mother, Crum was working as a chef in the summer of 1853 when a finicky patron sent back a plate of French-fried potatoes to the chef’s kitchen because he felt they were too thick and soft.

To teach the picky patron a lesson, Crum sliced a new batch of potatoes as thin as he possibly could.He fried flimsy slices until they were hard and crunchy and garnished them with a heaping of salt.

What was supposed to be a healthy dose of “get back” turned out to be the first plate of a snack that became embedded in worldwide culture. The patron loved what went on to become known as potato chips.

George Crum – a Black man invented potato chips – now there’s a rarely touted Black History fact.

 

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Author: Geo Gee

I'm a curious one that finds politics, social issues, and diverse progressive solutions interesting. I believe information and education are the most powerful weapons one can arm himself with. Those two dynamics alone open the doors to opportunities. I also subscribe to each one teach one for a better world for all.

4 thoughts on “Black History Gem – George Crum, A Black Man Created Potato Chips”

  1. He had to have been a brother because my black behind love me some potato chips. LOL!
    But seriously, what would America be without all of our contributions? In the words of Katt Williams, I
    ‘ll wait………
    LOL!

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  2. What was supposed to be a healthy dose of “get back” turned out to be the first plate of a snack that became embedded in worldwide culture. The patron loved what went on to become known as potato chips.

    Truly an (((INCREDIBLE))) story & (((APPRECIATED))) knowledge drop!

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