Make no mistake about it, these are not your bubbe’s famous latkes. They’re a quick and dirty (and sort of fun) way to use up leftover potato peels, which happen to be where most of the fiber in potatoes live. If you’re doing a whole mess of potatoes, say for a Thanksgiving mash or family supper, set some (or all) aside and whip up a batch of these crispy potato pancakes. Serve these potato peel latkes however you like them, either straight up, with ketchup, a dollop of sour cream or creme fraiche or top with a fried egg. Here’s how:

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Set your potato peels in a colander and toss with salt. 
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Transfer to a waffle iron and shut the lid.

Potato Peel Latkes

Cook it longer than you would a waffle, until nicely browned and the potatoes are done.

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Waffle Iron Potato Peel Latkes

Make the most of mashed potatoes by turning your peels into crispy potato pancakes done in a waffle iron. All you need is an egg, salt, and pepper for a simple, tasty latke that's full of fiber. Serve with any of your favorite sides or top with a fried egg for a filling breakfast.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author katiemorford

Ingredients

  • 2 gently packed cups potato peels (peels from about 2 large potatoes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Ketchup , sour cream, creme fraiche, or other favorite sides

Instructions

  1. Preheat the waffle iron.
  2. Put the peels in a colander set in the sink. Sprinkle the salt over the peels and toss with your hands. Leave for 5 minutes.
  3. Crack the egg into a medium bowl and add several cracks of pepper. Whisk well.
  4. Return to the peels and use your hands to firmly squeeze the liquid from the skins like you are squeezing out a sponge. Add to the egg. Smush everything together.
  5. Coat the waffle iron with non-stick spray. Scoop up about half the potato peel mixture and spread it over the surface of the waffle iron in a thin layer. Close the iron and cook until deeply brown, leaving it in beyond the beep of the waffle iron.
  6. Serve hot with favorite sides.