How to Peel a Potato in 10 Seconds

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Does the idea of peeling potatoes deter you from cooking them as often as you’d like? Try this trick.

Step 1: Cut the potato skin
Make a cut all around the potato, lengthwise. Try to slice only the skin, not the actual potato.

Step 2: Boil it
Put the potato in a pot of boiling water. Boil until it is soft inside

Step 3: Cool it off
Plunge the potato in ice water for 10 seconds. The surface of the potato will shrink, while the center remains hot.

Step 4: Remove the skin
Rub the potato with both hands and watch the skin fall right off.

Did You Know?
Thomas Jefferson introduced the french fry to most Americans when he served some at a White House dinner in 1802.

14 Replies to “How to Peel a Potato in 10 Seconds”

  1. How is it that you boil the potato until it’s soft inside and that is 10 seconds. You are full of s—-!

  2. cutting:10s
    booiling: 600s
    heating: 10s
    cooling: 10s
    peeling: 60s
    sum        11,5min

  3. In the time it would take me to get the pots out, fill one with ice water and one with normal water, then boil the water, I could have done several potatoes with a peeler.

  4. After watching this amazing video ive just realized that the fastest way to peel a potatoe, is to actually peel it. thank you for your help

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