These are to potato chips as steak fries are to
French fries. I think.
What you'll need:
potato peelings (russet, preferably)
paper towels to drain them on
Get some potato peelings. Let's say you're making
mashed potatoes, and you have to peel some potatoes.
Well, first wash the potato well, then save the peelings,
discarding any that are too small or have blemishes.
Heat some cooking oil in a shallow pan - 1/4" deep
works for me - up to medium high, and then put the peelings
in, skin side up, separating them if they stick together
to make sure they cook evenly. let them fry for a few
minutes, until the potato side is lightly browned. Turn
them over and cook for a minute longer, then take out
and drain them well on paper towels. Serve with salt
or whatever else you like on your fried spud products.