Why does America call French fries?
Because the Belgians spoke French, the Americans called it French Friets, which got quickly Americanized into French Fries. … Americans also have a bunch of other words for fried potatoes. Thicker cut ones are called steak fries, which are closer to the British Chips. American fries are just fried chunks of potato.
Where did potato chips originate?
A Quick History of the Potato Chip
The potato chip was invented in 1853 by George Crum. Crum was a Native American/African American chef at the Moon Lake Lodge resort in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. French fries were popular at the restaurant, and one day a diner complained that the fries were too thick.