Crisp Potato Skins

Crisp Potato Skins

This recipe is inspired by one in a 1980s Gourmet Traveller magazine and I make it with potato skins leftover from preparing gnocchi. Roasting the potatoes on a bed of rock salt then passing them through a ricer ensures the driest potato and therefore the lightest gnocchi. It also leaves you with wonderfully dry skins just begging to be turned into a delicious snack. If you aren’t making gnocchi, scrub 500g floury potatoes well, bake on a bed of rock salt at 180°C for 60-90 minutes until tender then quarter, scoop out most of the flesh, reserve it for another use, and proceed with the recipe. They’re great as a crunchy snack on their own and make an easy entrée served with a spicy salsa on the side.

Serves 2–4 as a snack

Ingredients
  • Skins from 500g well-scrubbed, roasted potatoes
  • 40g butter
  • 1½ teaspoons soy sauce
  • Salt flakes, to taste
  • Pico de Gallo, for serving (optional)
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Combine butter and soy sauce in a small saucepan and heat until butter has melted.
  3. Brush both sides of the potato skins generously with the butter mixture and arrange on a baking tray in a single layer.
  4. Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until crisp and well coloured.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and serve with Pico de Gallo if you like.

Like this recipe? You’ll love A Month on the Italian Riviera
Inspired by Luccio Galletto.

Share page on:

Recipe Video

Order a Recipe Kit

What Our Cooks Say

Melisa (Beacon Hill, NSW)
Melisa (Beacon Hill, NSW)
Read More
We made the pot-sticker dumplings and bang bang chicken – once again both exceeded our expectations. My husband keeps saying it’s better ordering this than going out to restaurants as the recipes and food quality are amazing.
Glennis (Caringbah South, NSW)
Glennis (Caringbah South, NSW)
Read More
The whole Be Inspired experience has helped me love cooking again. I was sick of cooking the same old things - meal time is a lot brighter thanks to you Roberta.
Kate (Killara, NSW)
Kate (Killara, NSW)
Read More
I loved the Fresh & Easy Chicken – simple instructions, only a few ingredients and the time factor absolutely spot on. Then came the highlight, the taste, no compromise on the enjoyment of that meal! For the time poor Fresh & Easy hits the mark indeed.
Jen (Tamarama, NSW)
Jen (Tamarama, NSW)
Read More
Thank you for stocking our pantry with such authentic Ingredients and quality produce ... I’ve so enjoyed picking fresh leaves from the herb pots and loved listening to the chef's playlist while cooking. We really like the flexibility of cooking over a couple of days and changing the order we cook the dishes in when we want to.
Katrina (Arncliffe, NSW)
Katrina (Arncliffe, NSW)
Read More
I am absolutely loving these boxes! There are Ingredients I have never worked with before so having the confidence to try something new is so much fun! The recipes are just amazing and the notes on what can be prep’d beforehand are a great help too. Thank you so much.
Nathan (Manly, NSW)
Nathan (Manly, NSW)
Read More
Loving Be Inspired! Felt like a kid opening up a Christmas present when the box arrived. Fresh herb pots are a nice touch!
Richard (Earlwood, NSW)
Richard (Earlwood, NSW)
Read More
Thanks so much for the Fresh & Easy Meal, it was excellent. We regularly get another meal kit delivery – your offering is vastly superior and a similar price, so big ticks.
Previous
Next