Small Batch Roasted Potato Skin Crisps
I am hopeful that this year will mean smaller gatherings for people in the US for Thanksgiving. I wanted to assist with your small Thanksgiving gathering. This round up is perfect for Thanksgivings sizes 1-4. These recipes make about 4 servings each, which is perfect for 1-4 people and leftovers if less than 4 people! Tyler and I have had so many small Thanksgivings when we lived in St. Louis and couldn’t make it home for both Thanksgiving and Christmas/Hanukah. So, we usually chose the latter and I would make us a small Thanksgiving meal like this.
I do also want to take this time to bring up Thanksgiving and how we learn about it. Thanksgiving is something I now celebrate as a time for good food and showing thanks and gratitude for the ones I love. However, the story we learned as kids about Thanksgiving is so off and really shouldn’t be a part of the celebration, but rather a learning opportunity. Please do NOT dress in Native American headdresses. Please take the day to maybe educate yourself and the ones you love. Especially young children. Many Native Americans see Thanksgiving as a day of mourning and triggering. Remember, “pilgrims” led a mass genocide to the Native American population. Here’s an article from NPR addressing how to address the subject: https://www.npr.org/2019/11/24/782403538/teaching-thanksgiving. And one from the Smithsonian Mag: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/thanksgiving-myth-and-what-we-should-be-teaching-kids-180973655/.
Hopefully, you will consider and implement the above before celebrating along with me.
Table of Contents
Celebrating a Mini Thanksgiving
- Small Batch Turkey Tenderloins
- Small Batch Mashed Potatoes
- Small Batch Stuffing
- Small Batch Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- Small Batch Challah Rolls
- How to Set-up a Mini Thanksgiving
- Ginger Pear Pie
- Apple Crumble Pie
- Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Thanksgiving Favorites and Leftover Recipes
Now, I’ll go into some best tips for making Small Batch Roasted Potato Skin Crisps.
What can I do to help with food waste?
One easy thing to do is to get a composter. But here is a way to use your food waste. Instead of tossing out your potato skins, crisp them up to make a delicious chip.
How quickly should I make these?
I would say right away. Especially when making a big meal, these make for an amazing treat along the way!
- 5 potato skins/peels
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Other seasoning optional
- Preheat oven to 425° F.
- Place clean peels on a lipped baking sheet. Add oil and seasoning. Toss well.
- Place baking sheet into the oven for 8-10 minutes. Stir or flip halfway through.
- Allow to cook. Serve and enjoy!
– Make sure you clean the potatoes and dry them well before peeling.