How to Peel a Potato Without Really Peeling It

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How to Peel a Potato Without Really Peeling It

Learn how to peel a potato without a peeler.

Before cooking your potatoes, make a slice all the way around each potato's diameter.

Drop the potatoes into a pot of cold water.

Salt the water.

Turn on the heat and bring it to a boil and then reduce it to a simmer.

When your potatoes are tender, prepare an ice bath of ice and water and drop each potato right in.

Let it sit for about eight seconds before taking it out of the water.

The skins should slide right off in your hands.

Voila! You've peeled a potato without a peeler.


Love making potato salad in the spring and summer months, but find peeling potatoes with a peeler to be time consuming and tedious? So do we. To counter this, we partnered up with and crafted the perfect solution. With just water, salt and a knife, you can peel potatoes without really peeling them at all!

Check out the slideshow above to learn how to get perfectly peeled potatoes without a peeler.

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