Food Waste Tip: Turn ordinary potato skins into gourmet potato crisps


This is one food tip I wish I had known sooner, as these crisps are just mouth-watering delicious. 

In our household we go through a lot of potatoes. Mashed, baked, fried, boiled and roasted as chips, the amount of times I've poured a cutting board full of potatoes skins in the bin, pains me now that I've tasted these. A combination of  wishing to reduce food waste, and always looking for ways to be more thrifty, is how I came to try this little trick. In my old non organic days I would never considered making use of the skin or foliage of the vegetables I was dicing up in fear of pesticides, but little did I know I was denying myself sometimes the best bit! 

Not only does these make a delicious snacks, but are great sprinkled over a salad or as a side dish to the main meal. 

Take a heap of organic potatoes peelings and spread them evenly across an oven tray, or a roasting tin.
Season it generously, add a sprinkle of olive oil and flavour it with any herbs of your choosing such as fresh garlic and dried coriander.
Pop it in the fan oven set at 180c (350F) for 20 minutes, move them around at least once to prevent sticking.

Tip: If a little on the greasy side, place them on a paper towel and pat gently dry before serving. 

 And there you have it, a plate of tasty potatoes crisps made from what many consider food waste.

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