11.08.2012

How to peel a potato without using a peeler






So my friend told me that she saw that you could actually peel a potato without using a peeler!

I put it to the Test! And guess what-- YOU CAN! 



{Step 1} Score potatoes
Make cuts into the potato about 1/4" deep and about 1" apart. do this all around the potato then again at right angles to the first cuts made across the potato.




{Step 2} Boil potatoes until tender


{Step 3} Get a bowl of ice water ready


{Step 4} Drop in a potato. Let it sit for about 10 seconds


{Step 5} Peel away it will fall right off!


{Step 6} Mash em, Dice em, Smoosh em, Cube em! DONE! Do what you are going to do with those taters!




I love the fact that this can be done without the hassle of using a peeler!

Will you be trying this quick and easy method for the holidays? 


Linking this great tip:
Frugal Girls
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18 comments:

  1. That is awesome! So thanks for sharing this tip, just in time for Thanksgiving too! -Jacque @thediyvillage

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  2. How cool is that?! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I knew this worked for tomatoes and peaches, but not for potatoes. Awesome!! I am going to have to try this out soon!
    Kari @ iowasmiths.blogspot.com

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  4. Shut your face!!! One of my most hated chores was having to peel the potatoes for dinner for 5 Of us every stinkin' day! Where we're you 45 years ago Jen? Yes, I will be doing this from now on (typing as I shout to Mr. B that we will now be having potatoes every stinkin' night!).

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  5. holy cow...that is awesome!! seriously. nobel peace prize amazing!

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  6. I've used this method for years when making potato salad. Maybe it's an English thing and we North Americans don't know about it. Great for passing it on, Jen.

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  7. That is a fantastic tip! Love it. :) Megan

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  8. Hot damn!!!! I am trying this for sure!!! WHO KNEW???

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  9. That is GENIUS, I tell ya, GENIUS!!!
    SO excited you shared this with us and didn't keep it to yourself, Miss Jammin' Jen!!
    Speaking of jammin', got another dance video I can watch to make my Friday absolutely spectacular?
    HUGS!!!!!!

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  10. I will absolutely be using this tip as I make mashed potatoes (and a few other things...) for Thanksgiving for 39 in less than two weeks:-)

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  11. I will absolutely be using this tip as I make mashed potatoes (and a few other things...) for Thanksgiving for 39 in less than two weeks:-)

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  12. Maybe I will volunteer to do the Thanksgiving taters. It's the peeling I hate.

    Bliss

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  13. That's great to know!! I do it with tomatoes when I'm making salsa, but never heard about doing it with a potato!

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  14. Ok, that's it! You're a freakin' genius! I live in Utah, right next to Idaho, we have potatoes all the time. How did I not know this??? I might have to feature your brilliance on my blog. For real.

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  15. Awesome tip! I used to do this with my dad when he made homemade hash browns for breakfast!

    Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

    :)

    Linda

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