For example, Englishman William Kitchiner’s famed 1822 cookbook Cook’s Oracle has a recipe for “Potato Fried in Slices or Shavings” which had the chef cut potatoes in “shavings round and round… dry … The recipe was so popular that it turned out to become a … In 1853, George Crum of Saratoga Springs, New York also fried thinly sliced potatoes and everybody called them Saratoga Chips.But now people just call them "potato chips." > 1817 — Year William Kitchiner, a British MD, published Apicius Redivivus, or the Cook’s Oracle, including what is credited as the first recipe for potato chips His cookbook Cook’s Oracle did not call them chips but referred to them as "Potato Fried in Slices or Shavings.". But while the French were busy killing geese, everyone else was busy eating potato chips. Even though we know that The Cooks Oracle was the first on the scene, there is an American legend that says that the potato chip was actually invented in Saratoga Springs in 1853.That’s 36 years after William Kitchiner… The earliest known recipe for something like today's potato chips is in William Kitchiner's book The Cook's Oracle published in 1817. The first recipe for potato chips (crips) was published by William Kitchiner of England in 1822.