Peeling potatoes for mash? Got a whole load of potatoes to go with your Sunday Roast? Don’t bin those skins, save the peels to make these spicy potato peel crisps.
Potato skins contain more vitamins and fibre than the potato flesh, so these oven baked crisps are a good alternative to fried chips. And as zero waste snack they are easy on the environment, as well as light on your wallet!
These spicy potato peel crisps are seasoned with Ras El Hanout. This Moroccan spice blend is richly aromatic with a chilli kick. Try it! You can use our recipe as a base to experiment with your favourite flavours.
For crisps with a twist, try some ginger powder, a pinch of sugar and some salt. We first discovered the concept of Ginger Crisps on our roadtrip through Italy. Desperate for a quick snack on a hot Sunday (when all the supermarkets are closed), we found a 24 hour vending machine shop. Having no idea what ‘Zenzero’ meant we tried them and were happily surprised. They were refreshing sweet and salty, and totally different to any other flavour of crisps we’d tried.
As we now try and avoid plastic as much as possible, we only eat homemade crisps. And these potato peel crisps are even more zero waste friendly, because they save the skins from going to waste. We generally buy organic veg and try not to peel them as much as possible to create unnecessary waste. But in some recipes, like our gnocchi it’s really much better to peel the potatoes. So we make these!
You can use these potato peel crisps to garnish soups, as a side dish, or just as a tasty snack. They are super simple to make, and with such basic ingredients, but they make quite a impression. And disappear faster than you can peel them!
Spicy Potato Peel Crisps
- potato peels
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp Ras El Hanout Spice Mix
- Wash and dry the potatoes well before peeling
- Spread the skins out on a baking sheet
- Sprinkle with some oil
- Cook in the oven at 200ºC for 15 mins. Turning the peels over after 10 mins helps them crisp up evenly
- When they are crunchy to your taste, take out of the oven
- Put them in a bowl, sprinkle with salt and spices and mix
We are very passionate about reducing food waste – you might like to read our Five Fun Ways You Can Fight Food Waste next, or even find out what happened when we lived entirely on waste food for a whole month!
We would love to hear your food waste reduction tips in the comments.
Thanks for dropping by!
Paul and Sophie