pinch tips: How to Peel Potatoes

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The Just A Pinch Test Kitchen shows you an easy way to peel potatoes. No vegetable peeler needed!

Gail Thomas - Apr 19, 2017
The point is a different way to peel a potato. I cannot believe that people are so petty. Don't like it don't do it.
Stephani Spitzer - Mar 12, 2017
Too bad there's no option to "thumb down" some of these ridiculous comments.
Laurie Smith - Jan 30, 2017
I use a paring knife in under 5 min my potatoes are pealed.
Blondie Pussycat - Jan 30, 2017
Elaine Cobb~they are put back in the water to reheat them. The potatoes had to cool in order to peel them. Unless it is a russet, I don't peel mine.

The peel is NOT where "all the nutrition and vitamins are, but it does have nutritious value. The whole potato has minerals, and vitamins.
Marvin Beachler - Dec 3, 2016
I tried this method and this, in my opinion, is the greatest way to peel a potato. BTW, what do you people mean by "wasting water"? You save the water to reheat the potatoes.
Linda McIntire - Sep 28, 2016
I do not believing in wasting anything. With this technique, 1. Water, 2. Paper, 3. Potatoe skins, 4. Time. And very messy. I will either stick to the old fashion way, or the healthier way and keep the skins on. Umh, it tastes so good...
Sheree Voshell - Sep 25, 2016
OMG!! All this work just to peel a potato! Your adding so much more time to your prep. How can anyone say they have trouble peeling a potato with a peeler? They must not have a very good potato peeler! Seriously, this is far too time consuming - just grab a potato and a decent potato peeler and your done in like 20 seconds or less!!! But why peel at all? Even restaurants serve "smashed potatoes" these days, mashed potatoes with the skins. It's hard to find one that doesn't. No, most of the time you won't find any long pieces of skin in them. The skin is where all your vitamins and antioxidants, etc. are. But I gotta tell ya, anyone using this method must have an awful lot of time to waste.
Betty Spradlin - Sep 25, 2016
I should have added, cooking with skins on until completely cooked for popato salad type dishes or leave skins on to fry, peel raw any other times.
Betty Spradlin - Sep 25, 2016
Save the water, stove energy, paper towels and mess...use knife or peeler.
Eileen Rosenhagen - Sep 25, 2016
Sorry, this method is too time consuming. In the time it took to boil the water, cool the potatoes, etc, I could have peeled 5 pounds the old fashioned way.
lynn Myer - Aug 26, 2016
I usually microwave bake a potato then rinse with cool water then score and hand peel
Elaine Cobb - Aug 23, 2016
My mother taught me this method years ago when cooking for a Grange supper. She didn't use paper towels though. After they were done she waited until they cooled enough to handle then used her hands to slough off the skin and cut out the blemishes with a paring knife. I only use this method for a large potato salad.

Question; in the video why are the potatoes put back in boiling water? Are they taken out to peel before they are done?
Michele S. Shera - Aug 23, 2016
I'll stick with the old fashioned way. That way is yuckie.
Joan Pagano - Aug 23, 2016
This looks like a big mess to me !!
Way back since before potato peelers my mother used a utility knife to peel potatoes and also how to slice the peel very thin, so as not to waste the potato !! I have been peeling potatoes like that ever since and don't waste the potato !!
Louise Jacobs - Jul 11, 2016
There are times when you have to peel potatoes. Such as, when you have some little "pings" in your potatoes, that needs to be cut out.