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.

11 comments:

Candy C. said...

Oohh, I'll bet those are a tasty little snack! :)

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Oooh, I bet those are good! Making myself a note to try these. Thanks!

Michelle said...

What a great ideal! My girls will love this.

Anonymous said...

My husband loves these and often makes them after I peel a bunch of potatoes!

kateri @ Dandelion Haven

http://dandelionhaven.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

Love the idea of no waste! Thank you for such a great idea:)

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Oh, I bet they would be great on top of hot soups and salads!!!
Deb

Anonymous said...

I usually have to use one of those turning apple peelers in order to peel my pototes, its easier on my back - so the peels come off in ringlets but I am always left with the cylinder shaped middle (that would core the apple) Does anyone have any ideas for that? Maybe doing a bunch of them in a cassorole pan with a topping?

Molly R. Moody said...

Oh Lynn, they look fabulous. Only thing wrong is I don't peel my potatoes before using them. LOL I'm wondering why you added flour to the seasoning mixture as well as extra salt since the pic you posted shows Lawry's Seasoning salt?

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Absolutely guilty of loving salt, the more the merrier!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Anon- I've seen the same thing done at festivals. They dip them in a seasoned batter and fry them quickly. I think you could do it at home but need deeper oil.

Hibiscus House said...

Man that sounds good and I love potatoes anyway...Good use of peels..