If you follow the food world as of late there is a whole movement seemingly referred to as “Hoof to Snout”. The idea here is to use all of the animal. And while I personally find some parts of the animal less than desirable (organ meats; really …), conceptually I approve of the idea of less waste.
I recently encountered this while making a batch of peach moonshine. There are two types of waste:
- Peach Skins
- Peach Pits
Given that peach pits are a means a extracting cyanide, I thought “maybe I should read random recipes on the Internet and make homemade almond extract” but what I could do is candy the peach skins so …
- Take a small frying pan and add about 1/4 cup of Peach Simple Syrup
- Add the peach skins and saute in the simple syrup until they reduce and become coated.
These are delicious eaten all on their own but they are absolutely delightful as a pancake topping. Even gluten free pancakes (I recommend the Krusteaz brand) are excellent this way.