This trick could save you hours
Thanksgiving is closer than you think and if youâre hosting a feast, mashed potatoes are a must. Itâs true, you couldÂ peel potatoes using a drill, but thatâs a safety hazard. And,Â peeling potatoes with a peelerÂ takes forever and is especially annoying if youâre preparing a few pounds of potatoes to feed a crowd. With one swift slice of a knife and a cold bowl of water, itâs totally possible toÂ peel potatoes without a peeler. No blood, sweat, tears, or a peeler involvedâjust your bare hands. TheÂ time-saving kitchen hackÂ will make holiday prep significantly easier, so you could actually enjoy the company of your friends and family without stressing over the stove.Â
You canÂ peel boiled potatoes in seconds. Using a sharp knife, slice a horizontal line around the middle of each potato without cutting too deeply. Then, boil your potatoes as you usually would with the peel on. (The peel is actually packed with flavor, so boiling a potato with the skin on will pep up your final dish.) Once itâs possible to poke the potatoes with a fork, drain, and transfer them to a bowl of ice-cold water. Gently rub the surface of each potato after it cools and the skins should peel right off like magic.Â
Although this hack is helpful during the holidays, itâs useful to keep in mind year-round as potatoes play a large role in many classic breakfast dishes. Think hash. Once youâve peeled a few potatoes, you can chop them and throw them into a piping hot cast-iron skillet with olive oil, sliced onions, and peppers for a darn delicious morning hash. But, thisÂ potato-peeling techniqueÂ is also perfect for ourÂ mashed potato egg cloudsÂ andÂ 1-ingredient frittata.
Now what are you gonna do with all that extra time now that youâve said ta-ta to all that tater labor?