How to Peel a Boiled Potato

How to peel boiled potatoes. Especially useful if you are planning to make several buckets of mashed potatoes.

Steps

  1. Image titled Find Length of Potatoes and Score Step 1
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    Find the length of the potatoes and score around the potato across the length. To score, run the knife around the potato.
  2. Image titled Clean then Boil Step 2
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    Clean, then boil.
  3. Image titled Prepare an Icebath Step 3
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    Prepare an ice bath as soon as the potato cooks.
  4. Image titled Drop Potato in icebath Step 4
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    Drop the potato in the ice bath and wait for several seconds.
  5. Image titled Grasp potato and Squeeze Step 5
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    Grasp the potato from both ends and squeeze the ends until the skin pops off.

Warnings

  • Hot potato. Hot stove. Hot water.
  • Careful with the knife.

Things You'll Need

  • Potato
  • Knife
  • Water to boil
  • Water to put ice in
  • Ice
  • salt (optional)

Article Info

Categories: Peeling Food