Homemade fried potato skins are my latest snacking discovery. I knew they tasted great, but didn’t feel like saving them anyway. Thanks to their crunchy texture, they obviously make the perfect snack on their own, but you can also use them as that necessary salty and crispy garnish for your mashed potatoes, salads, soups and other dishes. Great alternative to croutons or bacon bits.
Potato peels (peels from 3 large potatoes should be enough for two people when eaten on their own as a snack)
Olive oil (other vegetable oil should be fine too – experiment!)
1 clove of garlic, crushed
Italian herbs (or your favorite herbs)
- Wash the potatoes and remove gross-looking, damaged parts.
- Peel the potatoes in long strips.
- Add about 2-3 cm of oil to a pot or sauté pan. Add the crushed garlic to the oil.
- Make sure the oil is hot and only then add the potato peels. Fry on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 minutes until golden or brown.
- Drain on kitchen paper and add the seasoning.
Serve the skins hot or put them in a jar and and keep them in your pantry for soups and other things.