I love spending Sunday afternoons in the kitchen. My husband entertains the babe & I am able to get lost in my own little world of cooking, baking, and more often than not, enjoying a quiet glass of wine. Who are we kidding, it’s never quiet in this house. But, at least I get to enjoy a glass of wine!
This past Sunday I finally perfected my homemade Potato Chips & experimented with making French Fries in the oven. My husband claimed he didn’t like homemade fries, but when he tried this recipe he requested I make them every night. So I guess they out turned okay 🙂 For the Fries, I adapted a recipe I found on Pinterest from Layers of Happiness. I basically just used coconut oil, sea salt & garlic to make a healthy alternative to fast food fries.
Earlier in the week a Facebook post caught my eye on how to make candied fruit peels. With all the fruit we’ve been eating & cooking with lately I thought this would be the perfect way to use the discarded peels.
For my candied peels I adapted a recipe from Glorious Treats that I’m excited to share. I ended up using peels from oranges, lemons & tangerines. I cut & cleaned the peels into bite size strips that would make for easy snacking. The recipe suggested boiling the peels in equal parts water & sugar, but since we’re watching our sugar intake I didn’t use nearly as much sugar.
Once the peels were translucent, I drained them & laid them over a bed of sprinkled sugar. I rolled them in the sugar until they were fully covered; again, using about 1/4 of the suggested amount. I let the peels soak in the sugar for about 15 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to dry. I saved the leftover sugar for future citrus-flavored recipes.
Have fun snacking! Don’t forget to follow me on IG as the_wexford_housewife_
4 thoughts on “Citrus Peels & Vino”
Took a long time but I got there eventually. Took forever to dry out the peel (I left it in the oven for well over an hour) and I also left it out overnight and they are still quite soft.
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It’s definitely a process. Little effort, a lot of waiting
What a great recipe-looks delicious
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