One of the most used vegetables in almost every household is potato. But then it also causes the most waste with its peels. Our everyday cuisine includes aloo paratha, aloo sabzi, aloo pulao, aloo tikki and the list is endless. While potato is a delicious and nutritious ingredient in all of these recipes, unfortunately the skins are lost. What if we told you that potato skins can also be used to make tasty recipes? You may not believe us, so here are some recipes to prove it to you.
Did you know that potato skins are rich in potassium, among other nutrients that make them a healthy food? It’s surprising to many of us, but the following recipes will keep you from wasting this gem of a dish and wondering why you’ve been throwing it away all this time. But first you have to clean the outer layer of the potato well as there is a lot of dust and dirt in it as you would have noticed.
5 genius recipes to make with potato skins:
1. Potato peel chips
We have always used the pulp of the potatoes to make crispy and delicious French fries. Use potato skins next time and you’ll get crispier fries for a great evening snack. Drizzle the potato skins with olive oil and fry them, then toss them in a fiery mixture of various spices. Click here for the detailed recipe.
2. Potato peel soup
You already know that you can make a delicious soup with almost any food, including potato skins. Simply cook the peels with garlic, ginger, onions and tomatoes. Mix everything together and cook for a while with spices. You can also top it with cream or coriander leaves and lime juice.
3. Potato peel broth
Chicken stock or vegetable stock always come in handy to make different recipes. Potato peel broth can also be a great ingredient. Simply boil potato skins together with salt and pepper. Drain this water and save it to use as a delicious stock.
4. Potato Peel Garnish
Whether salads, raita or biryani, an extra garnish of something crunchy always enhances the flavour. You can fry and crumble your potato skins to use as a crispy garnish for your various dishes.
5. Baked Potato Peel
Baked potatoes are one of the most popular snacks out there. This recipe uses only the potato skins as the meat is scooped out, then filled with mustard sauce and cheese, and baked to perfection. Click here for the recipe.
Don’t throw away those useful potato skins. Make these recipes and enjoy their nutrition and unique taste.