Chips

Known as crisps in the United Kingdom, chips are fried or baked slices of potato. Ask questions about calories and popular brands here.

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How many chips can one potato produce?

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It is a function of the length of the potato divided by the width of the slice minus any waste (like you don't want the ends). Real world - get the average size of your potatoes and divide by the average chip thickness then pick a multiplier like 0.95~0.97 to err on the conservative side. This would be reasonable to figure out, say, your yield per bushel.
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Can green potato chips make you sick?

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Technically, yes, but you’d have to eat such a large amount of them that it’s not worth worrying about. First, let’s understand why parts of potatoes turn green. Potatoes, for the most part, are grown underground, but occasionally, a small part might be exposed to sunlight. Those exposed parts turn green as chlorophyll begins to form. Although most of these colorful outliers don’t make it onto the grocery store shelves, the occasional green potato might go overlooked, and this is why you might see a slice in one of your snack bags. In terms of safety, chlorophyll is both tasteless and nontoxic. However, as a potato turns green, conditions are right for it to synthesize a glycoalkaloid poison called solanine, which potatoes produce to defend against insects and predators. Ingesting large amounts of solanine can cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, headaches, and a slew of other unpleasant symptoms—including death. The good news is that those toxic levels would equate to eating several pounds of green potatoes. Long story short, the moderate solanine formation in one or two errant potato chips is not enough to do any harm.
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What is the unique selling proposition of lays?

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The unique selling proposition for Lay's Potato Chips is "I bet you can't eat just one".
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How many potatoes are in a bag of potato chips?

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That depends on how big the bag is.
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How do you eat chips properly?

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chew them ten times before swallowing
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Which part of the potato is used to make chips?

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A whole potato is sliced very thin and quick fried, that is it. The potato is usually peeled before slicing, but it makes little difference so some brands use unpeeled potatoes.
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What are Fish and Chips made from?

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Fish and chips are made from battered fish and french-fried potatoes. Usually the fish is cod or halibut.
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Why is it bad to eat potato chips?

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It is not that bad to eat potato chips as long as you eat in moderation and take off the fat. Eating too much of anything, even chips, can make you fat. Potato chips are deep fried with oil and have a lot of salt on them, which is quite unhealthy. Chips have high calories from fat because of this reason.
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How did kettle chips get their name?

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Kettle cooked chips are cooked in a special way (in kettles?) that make them crunchier .
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Why do chips shop chips taste different to homemade chips?

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As the chips are normally deep fried in beef dripping rather than oil that you use at home.
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What do English people call fries and chips?

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English people call fries chips (as in fish and chips) and they call chips crisps. They also call cookies biscuits.
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How much salt do you add to make unsalted potato chips salted?

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a pinch 30 mg - 1/8 of the smallest spoon.