1. Potato peels
The best part about the humble potato is that it is extremely versatile. You can use potato peels to make some crisp chips. Soak them in the water for at least 20 minutes. Take them out and let them dry; once they are dried, add some seasoning like garlic powder, salt and pepper, red chilli powder or cayenne powder. If you wish to bake them, then drizzle some oil and bake them in a pre-heated oven. If you wish to fry them, just toss them in a pan full of pre-heated oil and voila! Your perfect evening snacks are ready to be devoured and of course, you didn't waste anything!
Orange peels are known to keep your skin healthy and so you will find them being used in a variety of face packs. You don't have to throw them away in any case. Just use the tangy and slightly bitter orange peels to flavor cakes and desserts, or use them to add a sour tinge to your cocktails. You can also make candied orange peels. All you would need to do is to place the strips of orange peel in a saucepan filled with water and bring it to boil. Now, drain the water from the peels. In a small saucepan, mix together sugar and water and bring it to boil until it turns sticky. Add the peels and cook for at least 45 minutes, until the peels become translucent. Drain any extra amount of syrup from the peels and set them aside to cool. Store these in an air-tight container and eat them whenever you like. A similar process can be followed for lemon peels too.
Apple peels could be used in making apple jams or jelly. Apart from this, have you ever thought of adding apple peels to your tea? You should. You can also boil the peels with your green or black tea to enhance the flavour. So, if you wish to make you own apple-peel tea at home, all you need to do is to add apple peels in at least two cups of water and bring it to boil until the water takes away all the goodness from the peels. Remove the peels from the water. You can add cinnamon powder, cardamom or cloves in it and along with them add honey and lemon to enhance the flavour. The mild taste of the spices along with the fruity flavour makes for a very soothing and comforting hot drink.
You can cook them into delicious fritters. All you need to do is mix flour, some spices and a beaten egg together. Smear the carrot peels with this mixture and deep fry them to make crunchy fritters that you can enjoy with your evening cup of tea or coffee.
Lemon peels can be used to make zesty seasonings. Take the peels and scrape them in a bowl and add black pepper and mix it well. Now, spread it out on a baking tray and bake it at the lowest temperature. The idea is to dry them out. Once baked, grind them and add some salt in the process. You can even add some other dried herbs and spices if you like and your seasoning will be ready. Add it in your soups, broths, stews, or any curry dish to enhance the flavour.