Easy Way to Peel Potatoes

I have peeled so many potatoes in my lifetime. When a friend shared an easier way I had to share. These days when I do eat mashed potatoes I leave the skin on, after a good scrubbing of course. The skin holds many vitamins and nutrients that are very good for you. If nothing else it is a wonderful source of fiber.


To make peeling easier, take a large pot, fill with water and put on stove bringing to full boil. While you are doing this, scrub your potatoes (using a brush works best) ridding it of all dirt and unwanted germs. Even when baking please scrub well, potatoes come straight from under dirt, they aren't cleaned before you get them.

After you are done cleaning, take a peeling knife and score the potato all around the center. Go from one side to the other, just below the skin. Put scored potatoes in boiling water, in less then five minutes they will be completely cooked. You can make sure by sticking a fork in to see the softness of them. Drain, run under cool water until comfortable to handle. Then you just rub the skin off. Easy as that!

Next time you have a big dinner, go ahead and volunteer to do the mashed potatoes. I promise you won't be standing peeling potato after potato. The taste is exactly the same, outcome the same. The only difference is the time it used to take to prep.


Source: Friend's aunt told her, she shared. This was amazing to me first time I did it. Easy, fast and now I'll have them more often.

By Luana M. from San Diego, CA

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August 27, 20120 found this helpful

Glad you shared this tip with others, Luana! Have been doing this for years so can vouch for you that it indeed works :-)


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