potato peel crisps

Homemade potato peel crisps that taste so good!

Making potato peel crisps is such a great way to use up peels. Plus I love having an extra snack out of food that would have otherwise gone on the compost heap and I bet you do too.

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There are no specific quantities in this recipe because the idea is to use up potato peels that would otherwise have been chucked away. So it all depends on how many potatoes you peeled as to how much potato peel you have.

Potato peel crisp recipe


  • Clean and dry potato peels (I recommend scrubbing and washing the potatoes before you peel them)
  • Some olive oil
  • A little sea salt
  • A sprig of rosemary (optional)


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 150 degrees C
  2. Put your potato peels on a silicone baking sheet* on an oven proof tray.
  3. Drizzle some oil over the peels
  4. Sprinkle some finely chopped rosemary and a pinch of salt over the peels
  5. Toss the peels in the oil, rosemary and salt, making sure all the peels are coated in the mixture
  6. Spread out the peels over the silicone sheet and put in the pre-heated oven for 5 minutes.
  7. After 5 minutes take the tray of peels out and mix them up/ turn them over.
  8. Then put the peels back in for another 5 minutes
  9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 until the peels have crisped up to your satisfaction. You will need repeat this step a few times. It is important to keep turning the peels to stop them sticking to the tray and so that they don’t burn.
  10. Optional: If you aren’t in a hurry, turn the oven off and leave the peels in the cooling oven for up to 30 minutes for a final crisping.

It really is simple to make these potato peel crisps and they are a delicious homemade, very inexpensive snack! By making them you also save the peels from the bin.

Tip: to make the most use of the energy while the oven is on, make these potato peel crisps at the same time as making kale crisps and/ or fruit leather.

For more ideas for yummy snacks that also help prevent food waste, take a look at this: 5 of the best homemade zero waste snacks