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!


30 Comments
blondie8080
Blondie Pussycat - Feb 26, 2018
Potato skins do have nutrition in them, but not all or more than the potatoes.
srszee
Susan Stafford - Feb 26, 2018
Seems like it would take longer, more energy (stovetop to boil water & potatoes), and more mess. I could have had these peeled in 1/4th the time or less with a veggie peeler!
bubbiedude
Catherine Ferensic - Oct 27, 2017
i haven't tried this method it looks to messy but if needed could be an option,my other thought would be a video on how not to waste food in the kitchen if you don't have a peeler use a knife and don't waste scraps save them in a bag for later use or leave them on and eat them
Bethmom1961
Beth Harris - Sep 20, 2017
Some people have mobility issues that prevent conventional methods. Lighten up, folks. We're all here to help each other out.
Chocalatechil
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.
agerrle_isnowon
Agerrle Isnowon - Mar 12, 2017
Too bad there's no option to "thumb down" some of these ridiculous comments.
Lausmith66
Laurie Smith - Jan 30, 2017
I use a paring knife in under 5 min my potatoes are pealed.
blondie8080
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.
mbeachler
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
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...
SheeDreems
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.
BSprad
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.
BSprad
Betty Spradlin - Sep 25, 2016
Save the water, stove energy, paper towels and mess...use knife or peeler.
leenie0305
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.
lemcox2860
lynn Myer - Aug 26, 2016
I usually microwave bake a potato then rinse with cool water then score and hand peel
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