Next Time You Peel Potatoes Consider Trying This

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Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

When you prepare potatoes do you throw away the skin?  

My husband has always eaten the skin when we have baked potatoes. Fairly common.

When we peel potatoes, however, we toss the peels....as most people do.

 

Recently, while I was peeling, my husband asked me not to throw them away. Instead he wanted to try baking them.

 

Two things came to mind...

he is crazy

that is disgusting

 

He rinsed them, patted them dry with paper towel, tossed in olive oil and spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Lightly salted with Kosher Salt and baked at 375° until crispy.

 

 

Absolutely delicious!

Whether you use a peeler and they are very thin with little potato on them or peel with a knife and leave some potato on them....absolutely delicious. 

 

The Good: 

Potato skins are rich in fiber and mineral content:  iron, potassium and niacin (vitamin B-3). 

 

The Bad: 

Thirty five different pesticides have been found on conventional potatoes. 

They are treated with chemicals during growing season,

Treated again before harvesting,

Treated, yet again, after they are dug up.

 

I only buy Organic potatoes. More information on why I do.

 

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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Sharon - it's good to hear Rick is putting his retirement to good use. Photoshop opportunity? 

Apr 05, 2019 08:09 AM #4
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I eat the potato skins too because I have heard of the benefits.  It is really sad that they get sprayed though.  I wish they didn't and I only buy organic as well and wash them before preparing them.  I am definitely going to try this!

Apr 05, 2019 08:10 AM #5
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
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Hi Sharon Tara, this is a brilliant idea, thanks for sharing. I too only buy organic potatoes and wash them by adding hydrogen peroxide. 

Apr 05, 2019 08:13 AM #6
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Sheila Anderson  Maybe with a little Liquid Smoke added, it would taste like bacon. You never know. LOL

Sharon Lee  If you are using organic potatoes and don't go heavy with the oil and salt...rather healthy I think.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  He is clever like that....very good in the kitchen!

Michael Jacobs  I'm not sure what you are suggesting for photoshop...I need more details.

Brian England  Please let me know if you do try them!

Apr 05, 2019 08:14 AM #7
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Sharon - well that is something I did not know.

Apr 05, 2019 08:14 AM #8
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Beth Atalay At first I thought he was crazy...but they are so good! You have to cut off brown spots sometimes but well worth the effort.

Apr 05, 2019 08:16 AM #9
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Sharon Tara
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Grant Schneider  Certainly not something I would have thought of!

Apr 05, 2019 08:16 AM #10
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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What a great idea, Sharon, and sounds yummy! Now, if I only bought and cooked potatoes! 

Apr 05, 2019 08:29 AM #11
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Libby Cousins
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I never would have thought of this and will definitely give it a try! I usually just compost them. 

Apr 05, 2019 09:46 AM #12
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Wow Sharon Tara  much better idea than potato chips and I bet you can put many different seasonings other than salt - You are always so clever  

Apr 05, 2019 10:25 AM #13
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Apr 05, 2019 10:26 AM #14
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Hmmmm...giving these a shot...with parmesan ? garlic? Basil ?   Mmmm

Apr 05, 2019 02:32 PM #15
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Nina Hollander  Well if you ever do, remember this tip!

Libby Cousins  Compost is good too. But this way you get to enjoy them!

Hannah Williams  Yes, we have experimented with several seasonings.

Thank you for the Banana Feature!

Sally K. & David L. Hanson  OOOHHHH, parmesan would be awesome!

Apr 05, 2019 05:08 PM #16
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Kathy Streib
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Sharon- I just read the recipe to Larry!!! It sounds yummy to me but now I'll have to figure out what to do with the rest of the potato!  (he's not crazy about potatoes.)

Apr 05, 2019 05:50 PM #17
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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I was worried until you mentioned the organic part...they are part of the dirty dozen lists of fruits and veggies. Sounds pretty tasty too...I also like the idea of adding parm cheese. Yummy. 

Apr 06, 2019 07:36 AM #18
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Sharon Tara
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New Hampshire Home Stager

Kathy Streib  Hash browns?  Oh you always go out to breakfast. Potato salad? Mash them up and add to soup to thicken it. Beef stew? 

Let me know if you try it.

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  I know about the dirty dozen and that is why I only buy organic when it comes to potatoes. The parm does sound good!

Apr 07, 2019 07:04 AM #19
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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 I always have made use of the potato peel and have been worn several times about all the bad that happens in the skin. They do  taste good and that is where a lot of the nutrients are. Bravo for going organic Sharon Tara 

Apr 07, 2019 09:41 AM #20
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Sharon Tara
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New Hampshire Home Stager

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  There was a time that I pretty much only bought organic products. It got far too expensive and now I selectively buy organic...potatoes and corn are my two top priorities. 

So how do you use your peels...similar to mine or some other creative use?

Apr 08, 2019 10:16 AM #21
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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You had me at "crispy" until you mentioned the pesticides! Yikes! I used to toss the peelings in my compost pile but I would frown upon that idea now. Who would have thunk it?

Apr 22, 2019 08:20 PM #22
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Sharon Tara
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty  That is why I only buy organic potatoes. Corn too....it's another one of the top crops with chemicals.

Apr 24, 2019 07:03 AM #23
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