How were potato chips invented?

Potato chips were invented in a New York restaurant in 1853. According to the legend, one day a stationmaster visited the restaurant and ordered French fries. He found them too thick for his liking and asked the chef to prepare a new order. The chef decided to have a little fun and rile the guest: he sliced the potatoes paper-thin and deep-fried them until they were too crisp to be skewered with a fork. However, the plan backfired – the guest loved them. Soon everyone began ordering the new fries, and the rest is history.