Accidentally invented by George Crum
George Crum loved cooking..
He could "take anything edible and transform it into a dish fit for a king." One day in 1853 a cranky old guest complained about Crum's fried potatoes. He said that they were too thick, soggy and bland. He demanded a new batch. George was not happy, so he decided to play a trick on the diner. Crum sliced the potatoes paper thin, and fried them until they were as crunchy as can be. Then he over-salted them for the finishing touch.