Reduce food waste and make potato peel chips

Reduce Food Waste and Make Potato Peel Chips

Jun, 25, 2022

When I peel potatoes, I always save the skins. Not only are potato skins delicious, they pack a nutritional punch. Loaded with vitamins B, C, copper, iron, and calcium, the skin contains more nutrients than the potato’s heart. Half of a medium potato’s fiber is from the skin alone! So instead we reduce food waste and make potato peel chips.

Reduce food waste and make potato peel chips

My family and I love our potato peel chips light and crispy. Bonus: they’re super easy to make. We simply toss the peels with a drizzle of olive oil, season well, and roast. Presto! A fun and mouthwatering treat! 


·      Potato peels

·      Olive oil

·      Salt

·      Garlic powder

·      Onion powder

·      Dried parsley

1.    Preheat the oven to 400ºF/200ºC. 

2.    Line a large baking sheet with a silicone mat or a non-stick baking paper. 

3.    Wash the potato skins to remove excess starch.

4.    Drain skins and pat them dry with a kitchen towel. 

5.    Mix skins with oil, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley in a bowl. 

6.    Use your hands to toss the peels in spices and oil until evenly coated. 

7. Roast the skins for 10-15 minutes minutes or until crispy and browned.

Feel free to play with the spices you use — add a bit of curry, paprika, or even cayenne if you like them hot. Enjoy!

For making potato peel chips in an air fryer check out this recipe.

Learn how to grow your own potatoes even in a small space here

Fredrika Syren

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