Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Seasoned Potato Peels - No Waste During Dehydration
I dehydrate my potatoes after peeling and steam blanching them for about 5 minutes in a double boiler/steamer basket. Then I am left with the waste, compostable for sure, but they can be tasty as well. Wash your potatoes well and keep your discarded peels in a separate bowl. Once you are on your way to dehydrating, take some fat (Crisco, lard, oil) and get it nice and hot.
Take another bowl and mix a little flour and spices, whatever you like on potatoes. My choice was Tonys Creole Seasoning with a touch of Lawry's Seasoning, and a pinch of Salt.
Shake off the excess flour mixture, add peels to the oil a bit at a time, stirring occasionally to make sure all the peels are cooked through. At the end you have a nice plate of seasoned peels, crunchy and delicious.
You can just eat them plain or crumble them up to use as a topping for other dishes. So any way you look at it, there's no waste: a good compost material or tasty appetizer.