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How To Make Homemade Crisps From Potato Skin Scraps - Zero Waste

How To Make Homemade Crisps From Potato Skin Scraps - Zero Waste

Potatoes are a vital ingredient for many dinners, with the average Brit consuming around 130kg a year - that is a lot of potatoes, just think about all of the peelings that are leftover! What do you do with your potato peelings once you’re done with them? Compost them? Throw them away? Let us give you another option - roast them to create delicious, mouth-watering zero waste crisps! It is quick and easy, just follow these simple instructions:


  • Potato peel - from two large potatoes
  • 1-2 tsp of olive oil
  • A pinch of salt and pepper, for seasoning
  • Cumin, paprika or chilli powder (optional)

Homemade crisps in a bowl











  1. Start off with your leftover potato peel and preheat the oven to 200C. It is best to use a potato peeler rather than a knife to peel (otherwise the scraps will be too thick).
  2. Potato peel doesn’t hold up too well so get it on a baking tray right away, ensure the peelings are in a single layer and not packed too tightly.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil over the peelings and sprinkle them with your desired seasoning/spices. Ensure the peelings are coated evenly in the oil and seasoning.
  4. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until they are golden. Keep an eye on them and make sure they don’t get too brown.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy your zero waste crisps made from leftovers!

Nutritional benefits:

Potatoes are very good for you. In fact, a 100g serving of potato chips has 1,196mg of potassium which is around the same amount as a large banana and almost half of your daily recommended value! Enjoy your healthy, homemade crisps without feeling guilty!


Did you know you can make crisps from a wide range of peeling scraps? Including carrots and parsnips! The peel usually lasts for around three days when wrapped well and stored in the fridge.

Now you know how to cut down your food waste and make a delicious snack. Why not give it a try and share the recipe with your family and friends?

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