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I hate peeling oranges, the white stuff always gets stuck under my nails and then I end up smelling like oranges all day! So I recycle my bread bags or plastic zipper bags by sticking my hand in them and then peeling my oranges. Works like a dream!
By Amanda from Bloomer, WI
Here's an easy way to remove the skin of an orange prior to using the orange in sections for a recipe. Bring about 6 cups of water to boil in a small pan. Ever so slowly, with an orange in a large soup ladle, lower it into the pan.
After about 20 seconds remove the orange with the ladle and when it is cool enough to handle start peeling the skin. You will be amazed at how easy it comes off.
When using oranges to make a fancy dessert or salad, remove the white membrane on them by soaking the oranges in boiling water for 5 minutes before you peel them.
By Sandy from Graettinger, IA
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Place oranges in hot water for about 45 minutes - 1 hour; remove from water and let cool until you are comfortable handling them by hand. Take a tablespoon (or teaspoon) and begin peeling the orange from the navel, the skin should peel leaving all the white on the peal and virtually none on the orange. This is an old restaurant trick I learned long ago.
By Cajun from Collinsville, IL
How do you keep the water hot for an hour without cooking the oranges? (03/06/2008)
I just bring the water to an almost-boiling point, place oranges in, then place cover on the pot and turn the burner to 'OFF'. Time will vary depending on size and quantity of oranges. The peeled oranges will be warm; place in refrigerator to cool. (03/08/2008)