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Instead Of Throwing Away Potato Peels As Scraps, Turn Them Into Delicious Chips Instead

Jessica Catcher Jess Catcher

I’ll admit, I’ve always assumed potato peels were just scraps to be tossed aside while whipping up a yummy dish. Turns out, I’ve not only been missing out on a totally scrumptious snack, but tons of nutritional value, too!

Chef Curtis Stone shared the surprising tip while visiting Rachael Ray’s kitchen, and the pair agreed that no professional chef would ever throw them away — or any other so-called “scrap” for that matter.

For one thing, it saves on money when you can whip something up out of the items you already have on hand. And, of course, they know those peels are packed with beneficial vitamins and minerals like potassium and vitamin C.

Just because they don’t have the pulpy bulk of the rest of the tater doesn’t mean they aren’t as delicious on their own!

Curtis recommends tossing them into a fryer to form delightfully crispy chips your whole family will love to chow down on.

Personally, I’ve always thought potatoes got a bad rap for being “unhealthy,” as folks feared the high levels of carbohydrates. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth — as long as they’re consumed with a balanced diet.

Do you or someone you know always throw out the potato peels when they’re making mashed potatoes or other traditional dishes?

Be sure to SHARE this awesome tip with them on Facebook!

Thumbnail Sources: Wikimedia Commons / Alice Wiegand, Public Domain Pictures / Lynn Greyling

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