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The Easiest Way To Get Your Potato Peels Right Off
By Kelly Douglas
Nobody looks forward to the predictable wrist-ache that comes with peeling potatoes for dishes from potato salad to mashed potatoes. Fortunately, there is a way to make peeling potatoes less strenuous, and all it takes is just replacing your at-home peeler with some boiled water.
With the peels still on, place your potatoes in a large batch of lightly salted water on medium-high heat until the water starts to boil, and reduce the heat to a simmer. Once the potatoes are to your desired consistency, drain and cool them off so you can hold them, and then you'll be able to pull the skin off where it has started to peel.
To make the peeling process even easier, Foody Tube suggests making a slight indentation around the center of your potatoes before boiling them. This boiling trick also works with other hard-to-peel vegetables like beets or on fruits such as tomatoes — just be sure to put them in an ice bath after boiling so they are cool enough to peel.