Brilliant Hack Allows You To Peel The Skin Right Off A Potato, No Peeler Needed

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content at LittleThings. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for sites like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Unwritten. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law and Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

Some of the best dinners and snacks out there are potato-based, from shepherd’s pie to mashed potatoes to French fries to potato chips.

But there’s one thing about cooking potatoes that’s always frustrating: peeling them.

Using a peeler on potatoes is time-consuming, annoying, and sometimes messy. If you use a knife to peel your potatoes instead, it can be dangerous, and you end up wasting a ton of potato in addition to the skin.

As someone who used to work in a kitchen and have to peel 50 pounds of potatoes at a time, I know how exhausting it can be. Now, I find myself constantly wishing I would have known about this brilliant hack.

This potato peeling hack is without a doubt the simplest way to peel potatoes — and all you need is a pot and some water!

First things first: Boil a pot of water. Once the water is boiling, place a potato into the water and let it boil for 15 minutes. Next, transfer the potato to ice water and let it sit for 3 minutes.

Then take the potato out of the ice water and slide your thumb across the skin’s surface — the skin will just peel right off! Using your fingers, peel off the rest of the potato skin.

Watch the video below for more in-depth instructions! If you’re excited to try this hack, please SHARE this article with your friends and family!

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