Were early potato chips really thick?
- PatrickLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
Well, yes, but they were cutting them with a stone tomahawk....
And that's not easy to do....
But it did result in the invention of mashed potatoes....
- StanleyLv 76 months ago
They certainly were thick, I can remember my first ever bags of Smiths crisps, they were just like thick slices of potato. ;-) I loved the blue packet they put in the bag, that was salt. ;-)
- geezerLv 76 months ago
They were whole potatoes .. the knife hadn't been invented.
- RRLv 76 months ago
Yes. You had to be strong to carry a bag of them.
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- martinLv 56 months ago
Thats why you only got two in the bag first thing in the morning
- marsLv 76 months ago
Yes, but they got wise and realized thin chips would make more money.
- Big KahunaLv 76 months ago
Yes,nothing is as good as it used to be,these daze.
- robert2020Lv 66 months ago
Probably. Something tells me they were cut with just a hand held knife.* A customer complained his " French fries were too thick". Chef then sliced real thin and deep fried new batch
TV documentary on American food.Source(s): *First recorded in USA at Moon's Lake House resort. Sarasota Springs NY. 1824.