National Chip and Dip Day is an American holiday dedicated to chips and dips. It’s a perfect combination. Crispy potato (or maybe corn!) plates that you dip in your favorite sauce and then enjoy their beautiful flavor. What could be better?! The holiday is celebrated annually on March 23.
The history of National Chip and Dip Day is not reliably known. The holiday was probably created by big chip and dip lovers who decided to spread the love of this combination to other people!
We all know the history of chips. They were invented by George Crum, a chef who worked at a Saratoga Springs institution. The event took place in 1853. One day a customer came in and ordered French fries. However, he was dissatisfied with the order he brought. The potatoes turned out not to be crispy for him, also not salty enough. Crum was furious, as his dish had never been insulted. He cut the potatoes into very thin slices, fried them in boiling oil until crispy, and sprinkled them well with salt. In the end, the customer was satisfied, but other visitors also wanted to try such a dish. Thus came the chips, which were loved by millions of people in the U.S. and around the world.
- In addition to potato chips, Tortilla chips, which are made from the corn tortilla of the same name, are popular. This is a Mexican dish, usually eaten with spicy sauces.
- According to statistics for 2020, more than 280 million people regularly consume chips. Americans.
- The most popular sauces for chips are cheese sauce, tomato sauce, garlic sauce, and hot sauce with provincial herbs.
How to celebrate
Enjoy the taste of chips with your favorite sauce that day. You can visit cafes/restaurants to order the dish or make the crispy potato/corn slices yourself. Recipes can easily be found on the Internet.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users what kind of sauce they prefer for their chips.
When is National Chip and Dip Day in 2024?
National Chip and Dip Day is observed on March 23 each year.