I Don't Throw Away Potato Skin

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  1. Beast_Titan

    Beast_TitanActive Member

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    It is safe to eat and it still have some nutrients on it like potassium,Iron and Niacin. I just wash them in running water until I get rid of all the dirt and I either fry them or bake them. They make delicious and crispy chips. That is some delicious side dish or snack you can get for free.

    In some recipes like stew, I don't bother to peel the potatoes. It is additional nutrients for me.
     
  2. Alexandoy

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    We used to make french fries at home until I learned of the potato wedges. I agree that potato skin is nutritious so we just fry potato wedges now. Soak the potatoes for 30 minutes then wash it thoroughly with running water before slicing. Frying is just like making fries. At least we don't throw away the skin anymore.
     
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    I used to not eat the skins, and then I learned they were good for you and finally tried them, and they are delicious as well. Now I never let them go to waste, or at least try not to.
     
  4. moneymania

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    Not throwing away potato skin is unheard of over here. When we cook dishes with potato, the skin always gets peeled away. Even if the skin is nutritious, I don't think I would want my potatoes to be cooked with skin.
     
  5. Punkin

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    I would argue that potato skins are the best part of a baked potato. My absolute favorite way of making them is on the grill, wrapped in heavy foil. I leave them until they are thoroughly done which concentrates the sugars in the vegetable and leaves the skin crisp.

    If the weather does not permit, there's a wonderful way to make baked potatoes inside which leaves the skin almost a delicious as grilling. Simply clean and pat dry your potato, rub it in olive oil, and dust with a little salt. Put these potoatoes directly on your rack and bake at a high temperature, 400 degrees or more, until done. The skins will be flavorful thanks to the addition of the healthy fat found in olive oil while retaining it's nutritional value.
     
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    I find this tip very helpful and practical hence peeling potato skin is really bothersome and time consuming. I have never tried it before and this is actually the first time I heard about this technique and I can't wait to try this one. I also love some of @Punkin@Punkin suggestions and cooking tips about potatoes.
     
  7. Jamille

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    Wow, this is something I'll want to try. Yes, I tend to throw potato skin away for most recipes but now I know better. Thanks! There's one potato recipe that we do keep the skin on and that's baked potato marbles. We just bake them along with chicken using the turbo broiler and serve them as a side dish by adding butter and salt. The kids love them and no one even notices the skin. I'm sure they'll enjoy the chips from the potato skin, too.
     
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    Yes I definitely also do this as well. I leave my potatoes skins on. But you have to ensure they are thoroughly rinsed/washed and are free of dirt. They are most delicious especially if your potatoes are baked as wedges. However, if I want to eat thin sliced fries or mashed potatoes, I always take off the skin.
     
  9. luri

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    We also eat potato skins, however, we don't eat potato skins alone, we eat potato wedges with skin on them. I don't know about the health benefits of potato skins, however, we eat potatoes with skin. I hear that when you eat potato skins you are under the risk of appendicitis because potato skins do not easily digest.
     
  10. nangk08

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    That is a nice suggestion. Actually all the nutrients contained in a potato are located right next to the skin and so peeling the potatoes loses them. I too never peel potatoes but use them with the skin intact unless, of course, the skin is too bruised in some places, I take it off but don't peel the entire potato. Frying potatoes with skin intact makes them crispier and tastier.
     
  11. Keibah

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    This is certainly new to me because nobody around here does that. Atleast not that I know of. We always regard it as waste and get rid of every bit of it.

    It's amazing how much useful so many things we disregard are. The next time I'm having a potatoe dish I'm going to save the peel and make it useful.
     
  12. remnant

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    I tried cooking potatoes with their skins on, they had a somewhat bitter taste. Its a good way to improve food security since they come at no cost. They are good for controlling diabetes and should be boiled first before frying in fat and then roasting or adding condiments to taste.
     
  13. Soulwatcher

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    I always eat the potato skin when I eat baked potatoes. I never realized that people didn't eat them. Also around here a lot of restaurants serve potato skins as an appetizer and they are around $5~$7 depending on what restaurant you go to, They are served with green onion, cheese, and sour cream.
     
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    It's true I hear experts talk about the importance of potato peels. They also talk about fruit peels like the orange peels. Although many people can take time to be convinced about the importance of the potato skins, I do recommend for the same. Nothing should be wasted from the word go.
     
  15. NinetyEighty1

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    I think it is a great way to save a bit of food. Eating potato skins can help fill up an appetite or at least give you the chance to make great side dishes or add them in a dish you are already making. You never know, one day you might be low on food, they could be a nice little snack. I think cooking the skins is quite resourceful. Every little bit counts.