Turn potato peelings into a crispy snack

Posted by Ella Buchan on 11 August 2016

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Potatoes are one of our most wasted foods. We often buy them in big bags and forget about them after the Sunday roast, chucking them in the bin once they start to sprout and grow ‘eyes’.

In fact, in the UK alone we waste the equivalent of 5.8 million whole potatoes - every day. And that’s just in our homes, according to statistics from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

But potatoes are also one of our most versatile foods, great for everything from topping casseroles to mashing up to serve with bangers and even thickening soups.

And you can use every bit, from the floury flesh to the skins. You can also freeze whole baked potatoes and portions of mash, ready to reheat when you’re in a hurry.

Anyway, back to those skins. Instead of chucking them on the compost heap, scatter them on a baking tray (be sure to scrub the potatoes before peeling), season with salt, pepper and maybe a little chilli. And serve with toppings as a tasty alternative to nachos the whole family will devour.

Watch our video to find out how...