George Crum

The History Of George Crum

Who Is George Crum?

George Crum is the son of an African American father and a Native American mother.

What did he do?

George Crum worked as a chef in 1853 when he accidentally invented the potato chip

How did he invent it?

It all began when a patron who ordered a plate of French-fried potatoes sent them back to Crum's kitchen because he felt they were too thick and soft. In response to this he cut a batch of Potatoes as thin as possible then put a large amount of salt on them.

How did it turn out?

Infuriated he brought them back to the customer and to his surprise the customer enjoyed them and the Potato Chip was born
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