What to Do with Leftover Potato Peels will give you some fresh ideas on how not to waste nutritional food. Finding the right idea for your potato peelings is easy with this list.
As food prices increase, using every part of your produce is a wonderful way to save money and add more nutrition to your family’s diet. Vegetable peelings are nutrient-dense, so it makes sense to find ways to use them to accent your meals.
Learning what to do with leftover potato peelings is the perfect way to start.
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Here’s What to Do with Leftover Potato Peels
Make Potato Peel Chips
Making a crispy snack is an easy way to use up all the potato peels and make your family happy at the same time. Crispy potato peel chips are the perfect recipe that everyone will love. Make sure you use organic potatoes for this recipe because of the pesticide residue on non-organic potatoes.
Using a potato peeler, peel your potatoes. Soak your potato peelings in water for a while. Then drain and let dry. Toss the leftover potato skins with a little olive oil and sea salt. Bake on large baking sheets until you get crispy potato skins. The length of baking will depend on how thick the potato peels are. You can also bake these chips in your air fryer.
There are many different ways you can add flavor to potato peel chips. Seasoning salt, garlic powder, fresh herbs, Ranch seasoning, malt vinegar, and topping with parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese are just some ideas to make this tasty snack. This easy recipe is so versatile and makes a delicious snack.
You can serve these crispy chips with sour cream topped with green onions.
Dehydrate and Make Potato Powder
Clean and dry your potato peelings. Place in a dehydrator or an oven at a low temperature. Grind into potato powder.
Potato powder is the perfect ingredient to thicken your soups and stews.
Fried Potato Peelings
Cook your leftover potato peelings in a deep fryer and use them to top your salad to add some crunch. Drain the crispy snack on a paper towel before eating.
Make Potato Peel Soup
I found a recipe for potato soup using potato peels. You can find that recipe here.
Sautéed Potato Peels and Onions
You can make a tasty side dish with potato peels and onions. Add some olive oil to your cast iron skillet and add your chopped onions and potato peels.
Spices like garlic powder, onion powder, freshly ground pepper, cayenne pepper, herbs, and seasoning salt can create a flavorful side dish.
Potato Peel Pie
With the popularity of the movie The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, food bloggers would naturally be busy whipping up their version of potato peel pie. Here’s a recipe to try.
Potato Peels for Vegetable Stock
Place your potato scraps in a freezer bag and use them to make vegetable or chicken stock when you’re ready.
Use the Potato Peelings for your Compost Bin
Adding leftover potato peels to your compost pile is beneficial if you follow a few simple rules.
Make sure you don’t compost potato peels that show evidence of blight. Even if you buy your potatoes from a store, they can still carry this disease. Bury the potato skins deep in the compost to ensure the eyes sprout.
One gardener has a dedicated garden bed for her potatoes. She simply puts her potato skins in the potato bed. If they sprout, they are in the right place.
Worms tend to avoid potato peels because of the high amount of solanine in them – so avoid putting them in a worm bin.
Make Dog Treats
Sweet potato peels make the perfect dog treat after baking them. My dogs love sweet potatoes in any form.
Feed Sweet Potato Peels to Chickens
You can give raw sweet potato skins to your livestock, but take caution on serving them regular raw potato skins. The reason is the high amount of solanine in the skins.
Use Potato Peels to Help Clean Your Chimney
Using potato peels to clean your chimney is a great way to use something that usally would have ended up in the trash.
Dry your leftover potato peels and place them in a paper sack. The next time you have a fire, add them to it. The potato peelings will help clean the soot from the woodstove or chimney. Here’s an article on using potato peels to clean your chimney.
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