Vegetable peeling crisps!

by | Nov 2, 2013 | 7 comments


Yeah I know, you’re thinking they’re not healthy, but veggie peelings are packed with nutrients.  Cooked in a high heat resistant oil like , coconut oil, olive oil (temp must be below 190°C 350°F) or good old fashioned lard, these treats are delicious and I just couldn’t stop eating them myself!  I had three dogs in my house when cooking them and they all just adored them. On cooked meal days we boil any vegetable trimmings and add to the dog food – nothing gets dumped in this house except onion rings.  So we’re talking cauliflower, broccoli, root veggies and even neep skins get boiled as fillers.  But for soft skin roots like potatoes, parsnips, carrots, beetroot etc…they get deep fried for dog treats!


Vegetable peelings such as sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, beetroot etc, 1 pot of hot oil.



So we've got some leftover potato, sweet potato and parsnip peelings that have been dried off in paper towels.

pot of oil

We're heating up our oil nice and hot!

frying vegetable peelings

Fry in hot oil!

vegetable peeling dog treats

Just a few minutes later they are done and taste great! Dogs love these and so do I!

baking tray

And give to dog!

How to store

As a general guide if meat protein is present in recipe then it will last around 3 to 5 days stored in a cool place.  If it has second class protein in it eg. cheese, lentils, eggs, etc, then they will store for about 10 days in a cool place. You can use cake tins lined with baking paper – greaseproof. If there is no meat or second class proteins present then it will last around 3 weeks before they go soft like human biscuits.

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By Jamie Shanks

BDWS is owned and run by me, Jamie Shanks. I’ve been a professional dog walker since 2010. When I’m not walking dogs, I’m usually at home entertaining my three dogs and attending to five hens and my vegetable garden. 


  1. I’m going to give it a go in my acti-fryer, fingers crossed.

    • Did they cook OK in the actifryer?

    • I just used a pot of oil

  2. Olive Oil turns carcinogenic when heated to high temperatures as for cooking. Rape Seed Oil is a safer option for dogs and humans alike. Thanks for the great recipes for dogs.

  3. Hi, can these deep fried peelings be frozen. Loving you’re site.

  4. was peeling potatoes and remembered seeing something about vegetable peels on here… so decided to give it ago. Dogs loved them but I think i loved it more 🙂 So very good! Didn’t have olive oil but vegetable oil worked just as well.

    Thanks Jamie!

    • Hi Charlotte and thanks! Lol, yeah they are irresistible! Hope you are having a good new year and finding some time to yourself!

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