Parmesan Potato Skin Chips

January/February 1999

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Here, we toss the most nutritious part of potatoes, their skins, with olive oil, seasonings and Parmesan cheese and bake them to golden perfection.

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Parmesan Potato Skin Chips

Makes: 4 servings

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  • 5 large russet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. With a paring knife, remove skin and about 1/8 inch of the flesh from potatoes in long 1- to 2-inch-wide strips. (Reserve peeled potatoes for another use.) Toss the potato skins with oil, paprika, salt and cayenne. Place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet; sprinkle with Parmesan.
  3. Bake until tender and golden, 25 to 30 minutes.


Per serving: 196 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 2 mg cholesterol; 40 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 6 g protein; 4 g fiber; 202 mg sodium; 1010 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (30% daily value), Potassium (29% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2

Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch

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