When peeling potatoes for mashed potatoes, save the peelings. Put the peelings in a bowl; season with seasoned salt, pepper, and a little Italian dressing; and toss. Bake, on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until they are crispy. The are good for a quick and healthy snack. Hope you enjoy this frugal snack!
By dwedenoja from New Creek, WV
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Usually I cook my potatoes with their skin on, because the skin is high in vitamins and fiber. But with tiny tots in the family now who have difficulty chewing the skins, I have had to start peeling them.
I use potato peels as mulch and fertilizer.
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Don't throw those potato peels away. Instead, rinse and pat dry. Cut any spoiled parts off and discard. Place the peels on a greased cookie sheet and drizzle oil over all.
Scrub the potatoes before peeling. Put the peels in a linen type kitchen towel and roll up to absorb excessive moisture.