Repeeled Potatoes


  • 12 peeled Idaho potatoes (save peels)
  • 1 tablespoon sweet butter
  • 2 each onions
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun spice (as purchased)
  • 4 tablespoons chopped chives
  • Oil for frying


  1. Place peeled potatoes in a sauce pan with cold water and bring to a simmer. Add a pinch or two of salt and cook until tender. Strain out water and cool potatoes on a plate in the refrigerator.
  2. Heat oil for frying (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Thinly slice onion and toss in all-purpose flour. Fry until golden brown and crispy. Remove and let drain on paper towels. Fry potato peels until crispy and transfer to a pan lined with paper towels.
  3. In a food processor coarse chop crisp onion and crispy peels. Place in a bowl and toss with cajun spice. This can be done days in advance.
  4. When ready to serve, heat potatoes in lightly salted water. Melt butter in a saute pan. Add potatoes to saute pan and coat well with butter. One by one, coat the potatoes with the crust. Garnish with chives. Serve immediately.
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Yield: 4 servings

David Burke
BLT Prime by David Burke
New York, NY

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