Baked Tater Skins
STOP right there! Don’t throw away another potato peel, either white or sweet before reading this. Some of you might already be doing this, but for me, I just tried it not long ago and they are a tasty delight with hamburgers or sandwiches! As most of you know, we live out in the boondocks and garbage collection is not an option unless you want to pay out the ying-yang,,, not us old retired fogies! For one thing, all vegetable waste goes to the compost pit if it’s not something to my chicken’s taste buds and all meat waste products goes to either the cats or to our dog Jingles; no wonder she’s getting so fat but she does like her people food……..
A while back, I saw this idea and was intrigued because as you know, most of our nutrition in potatoes is in the skin and I as I did know that, (always eat the skin of my baked taters ;) I never thought to save the skins when I peel them for mashed potatoes. Now my daughter tells me she leaves the skin on even for mashed, but I’m sorry folks, mine have to be without lumps and nice and fluffy, oh YES! I also found, that when I peel them all I have to do is take the potato peels and put them in an air tight container, drizzle with a little bit of olive oil, toss to coat and keep them in the frig for future use; usually within a couple of days. Another plus factor here is that you can do the same thing with your sweets and when it’s time to cook them off, just season with a little ginger and brown sugar; shouldn’t be doing this as it is almost supper time and it’s making me even more hungry, stomach is already growling GRRRRR!
- Peelings from baking potatoes that have been scrubbed clean and all dark spots removed
- Olive oil to coat lightly, DO NOT overdose!
- Your favorite seasoning such as seasoning salt, Italian spice mix or just plain old sea salt
- Spread oiled potato skins on a baking sheet in a single layer.
- Sprinkle with seasoning.
- Bake in a 350-375 degree oven until desired crispness is achieved, about 10-15 minutes for me, turning after about 5 or so minutes.
- Drain on paper towels.
Hope you enjoy and we’ll be back soon if all this rain today does not cause us to get out of Dodge…………..
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