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Recipe; crispy salt and pepper potato peels

These crispy salt and pepper potato peels are the perfect way to use up leftover potato peelings.

The Humble Spud

The humble spud is a staple of any UK Sunday roast. We peel them, then either compost the peelings or shot them in the bin. The skin on most vegetables, including the spud, is just as nutritious as the inner and they’re a great source of fibre. So why shot them in the bin!?

You could go to the shop and pay over £2 for a bag of fancy crisps of course. But you could also just make your own. It’s super easy and super tasty. you could add any seasoning you like really. Paprika, Cummin or even chilli.

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Salt and Pepper Potato Peels

A super quick and easy snack. Zero waste is a winner!
3.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 5
Calories 117 kcal


  • 100 g Fresh left over potato skins or peelings
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 1 pinch Salt and Pepper For seasoning


  • Heat the oil in a pan until hot.
  • Lightly dust the potato peelings/skins with flour.
    Potato Peelings
  • Add the peelings/skins to the hot oil, a small amount at a time.
    Potato Peelings In Oil
  • Allow the peelings to cook for 5 minutes, turn if needed, until crisp and golden.
    Crispy Potato Peelings In Pan
  • Scoop out the peelings and place them onto some kitchen paper and allow them to cool and drain.
  • Season with salt and crushed black pepper
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  • Repeat for as many skins as you want.


You can also try other vegetable peelings, like parsnip or carrot. If you wrap the fresh peelings well and keep them in the fridge, they will last a few days too.
For a healthier way to cook them:
drizzle with oil and season. Spread them evenly on an oven tray, and bake for 8-10 minutes
Keyword Healthy, Potatoes, Zero Waste

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  1. 3 stars
    I love these, it was a staple after school snack in my teenage years. If you can get your hands onto a bit of salt & vinegar spice then this goes to a whole new level!

  2. 3 stars
    Hi Damion,

    Great idea!

    Being a bit of a Plain Jane when it comes to food I like the idea of a simple dish with nothing more than salt & pepper (although even then I’d take it easy with the pepper!) – I get fed-up with the current obsession with putting garlic, cummin, and curry on everything. I hate garlic with the intensity of a thousand burning suns!!! (Are you getting the picture? 😉 )

  3. 4 stars
    A great snack with a movie, whilst me and the mrs have been attempting (i say that lightly) to eat healthier and lose a bit of lockdown weight. Carrot and parsnip crisps homemade as you have above are a great healthier option to the usual pringles. Great simple recipe matey, thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks Eddie.
      We don’t usually eat parsnips throughout the year, with the exception of Christmas. But I’ll be making some parsnip crisps this year!


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