I eat a lot of potatoes. Every time I cook potatoes and go about peeling them I would say to myself that next time I really ought to fry the skins into chips. Of course that went on for years, but I finally kept my own promise and fried up a batch. The result? A nice little snack made from something I normally would toss into the compost bin. Now, I’m just kicking myself a little that I didn’t make them sooner!
peeled skins from potatoes
1. Soak the potato skins in a large bowl of cold water for at least 15 minutes to remove excess starch from the skins. Thoroughly drain, then spread onto a clean towel and gently pat dry.
2. Pour 1/2 inch of vegetable oil into a deep skillet and heat over medium-high to 350F. If you don’t have a thermometer, the oil is hot enough when a potato skin dropped into the pan instantly and gently sizzles.
3. Fry the potato skins until they are golden and have stopped sizzling. Do not over crowd the pan; work in batches if needed. Transfer skins to a tray lined with paper towel to drain off excess oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4. Wasn’t that easy? Now go eat!
* Vegan / Vegetarian / Gluten Free