Potato Skins. Kartulikoored

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Estonians are the singing nation. We regained independence without any bloodshed only by singing…

The Singing Revolution lasted over 4 years and In 1990 Estonians promised to eat even potato peelings in name of independent state.

In order to handle the deficit, in 1990 the governmentย  established a rationing system. This meant that for buying a product in a shop one had to produce not just a bank-note โ€“ the rouble โ€“ but also a special coupon. The coupon was actually a simple piece of paper cut out from a printed A4 sheet. These coupons were distributed to households according to the number of family members.
1991, 20th of august we got freedom and independent state. Few months later were stores full of different goods and food.ย  Would be only money for that ๐Ÿ™‚

But, we still like potato skins, because of delicious taste ๐Ÿ™‚

Celebrate with us ๐Ÿ™‚

Simple Potato Skins

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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In 1990 Estonians promised to eat even potato peelings in name of independent state. And realised that this is the delicious food.

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  • 2 potatoes for each eater
  • oil
  • salt, pepper, caraway seeds, rosemary

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  1. Peel potatoes and get thick skins
  2. Dry peelings using kitchen paper
  3. Mix together oil and seasoning.ย  Pour peelings in andย  coat skins with mixture.
  4. Preheat oven. Line baking sheet with foil. Place peelings on the baking sheet
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes (depending on thickness) until browned at 200 C grilling mode

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24 thoughts on “Potato Skins. Kartulikoored

  1. Happy “restoration of Estonian independence” Day! Your potatoes not only look wonderful, I bet they taste fantastic. I will be trying this. A bit of Creme Fraiche, snipped chive, crumbled bacon and a cold รถl (Beer). That’s comfort food.

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      1. I was just thinking of our potato skins – the potatoes are scooped out and filled with cheese and bacon and garnished with sour cream and chives – but they seem bloated and overblown compared to this simple elegance!!


  2. Great story about your country gaining independence. I have never heard of a country singing for freedom. How was this possible? The potatoe skin recipe looks delicious. I hope I will be able to make it as great as yours.

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