Potato skin fries

I assume you already know by now that I love “food recycling” recipes. I always try to waste the least food as possible. One good example is potatoes’ skin, they are tasty and nutritious, but somehow they are tossed into the bin in many kitchens every day!

I brought today one of the many uses you can give to them and you can also use this recipe for any tubercule peeling such as sweet potatoes or carrots. You can find more ideas to reduce your food waste, and your carbon footprint in general, in the eco-tips in the kitchen section.

These will make a perfect side for a vegan burger or a nice snack if you eat them on their own. Enjoy!



  • Peelings of 5-6 potatoes
  • 4Tbsp of plain flour
  • 1tsp of salt
  • 1tsp of paprika
  • 1/2tsp of black pepper
  • Oil to fry




  • Put all the ingredients in a freezing bag (allow some air inside in order to have room to mix properly) and shake the bag until the skins are covered with the mixture.


  • Heat oil in a frying pan and add the skins when the oil is really hot. Fry for 5-10 minutes or until they are brown and crispy.


  • Turn off the heat and put the fried skins on a paper towel to absorb the excess of oil before serving.

You can serve them as a side of any dish or on their own with ketchup, veganaise, bbq sauce…

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