Uses For Orange Rinds & Pulp?
February 26, 2008 4:10 PM   Subscribe

I've been squeezing oranges for the lat 2 hours. I have a big bowl of pulp and a kitchen bag full of rinds. Any cooking/baking/home use suggestions?
posted by biddeford to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
well, for the rinds you could dry them and then set them about the house as potpurri (that's not spelled right, is it ?). you could also boil them on the stove to the same effect. if you like the smell of citrus, anyway.
posted by misanthropicsarah at 4:15 PM on February 26, 2008

Best answer: Candied orange.

Grind the orange peel in the garbage disposal. It smells heavenly and freshens the disposal.

Orange zest for all sorts of recipes. Here's one. I can vouch that it's delicious and easy to make.
posted by LoriFLA at 4:16 PM on February 26, 2008

Theres 167 results if you search for "orange" on Tastespotting.

LoriFLA beat me to the "candied orange" suggestion. *shakes fist*
posted by jmnugent at 4:22 PM on February 26, 2008

fry the peels in oil with a bit of chile to make a fantastic sauce for orange chicken. dredge the chx in egg/flour, fry in the oil, remove from oil, add a bit of orange juice and flour to a small amt of the oil after removing the peel, and voila.
posted by luriete at 4:55 PM on February 26, 2008 [3 favorites]

Best answer: Shave the white bits off the rind, and soak said rind in vodka for a couple of weeks. Strain, and mix the steeped vodka with simple sugar syrup. Homemade Cointreau!
posted by LN at 5:08 PM on February 26, 2008 [4 favorites]

Put the zest in a food processor with sugar. (Roughly zest of 1 orange in 2 cups plus of sugar.) Grind it up. You now have orange sugar that you can use to flavor any number of things, bake with, etc.
posted by gimonca at 6:08 PM on February 26, 2008

Best answer: Dry the rinds (just lay them in a warm room near a window) and use them as moth and silverfish repellant in your cupboard.
posted by prettypretty at 7:02 PM on February 26, 2008 [1 favorite]

Four words: Honeyed Orange Ginger Muffins. Good use for your pupl, your rinds and your juice and man oh man, are they ever deeeeeeeee-LISH.
posted by maryh at 8:15 PM on February 26, 2008

YES to candied orange peel. I don't do the blanching thing, but I have a high bitterness tolerance. Grapefruit peels work great, too, but lemon, lime, and tangerine, not so much--they don't seem to absorb enough sugar.
posted by MrMoonPie at 5:50 AM on February 27, 2008

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