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Make Crispy Potato Peel Chips with Just 3 Ingredients

We’ve all been there: Peeling potatoes for dinner and tossing the scraps without a second thought. But hold on! Those seemingly ordinary potato peels hold the potential for a delicious and healthy snack – Crispy Potato Peel Chips!

This recipe is a game-changer for frugal foodies and anyone who loves a satisfying crunch. With just 3 ingredients and minimal effort, you can transform leftover potato peels into a guilt-free treat.

Why Potato Peel Chips?

  • Frugal Magic: Don’t waste a single potato part! Turn those peels into crispy chips, minimizing food waste and maximizing your grocery budget.
  • Surprisingly Delicious: Potato peels, when seasoned right, become addictive little flavor bombs. They’re naturally salty and can be customized with your favorite spices.
  • Healthy Snacking: These chips are a healthier alternative to store-bought options. They’re lower in fat and calories, and contain fiber from the potato skin.

Ingredients (makes 2-3 servings):

  • Potato peels from 2-3 large potatoes (washed)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • Optional seasonings: garlic powder, paprika, dried herbs


  1. Peel Power: Wash your potatoes and peel them, saving the peels in a bowl.
  2. Drying Mission: Spread the potato peels on a clean kitchen towel and pat them dry to remove excess moisture. Crispy chips require dry peels!
  3. Seasoning Symphony: In a large bowl, toss the dried potato peels with olive oil and your chosen seasonings. Salt is essential, but feel free to experiment with garlic powder, paprika, or dried herbs like rosemary or thyme.
  4. Crispy Canvas: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the seasoned potato peels in a single layer.
  5. Baking Bonanza: Bake the potato peels for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Keep an eye on them – they can burn easily!
  6. Snack Attack! Let the chips cool slightly before digging in. Enjoy them plain, or with your favorite dip like hummus or guacamole.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Use a mandoline slicer for uniformly thin peels, which will cook more evenly.
  • Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet – this ensures even crisping.
  • Leftover chips can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

So next time you peel your potatoes, don’t throw those peels away! With a little creativity and this simple recipe, you can create a delicious and satisfying snack that’s easy on your wallet and waistline. Ditch the processed snacks and embrace the power of the potato peel!