If you haven’t heard, we’re deep in the throes of potato season. As temperatures drop, root vegetables abound. With a seasonal influx of these underground tubers, it's best you know your way around one. So, I present to you, a potato peeling hack that will save you time, effort, and equipment.
It comes to us from the Youtube account Foody Tube and has garnered more than 4 million views since it first premiered in 2015. The threefold hack is simple: cut, boil, peel.
Watch the video below to learn how it’s done:
While I am actually a fan of potato skins, I’ll admit, it’s handy to know how to peel one. This video has everything a hack needs to be successful: It simplifies a process, saves time (you can prep other foods while the potatoes boil), and makes you rethink an otherwise accepted kitchen practice.
It's pretty amazing how seamlessly the skins slip right off the boiled potato. It sits there, naked, waiting to be mashed, roasted, diced into a salad. The possibilities are endless!
So, next time I find myself with a handful of potatoes and can’t be bothered with the skin, catch me boiling some water and throwing them in there until they’re soft enough to peel.
How do you peel? Tell us your secrets in the comment section.
Valerio is a freelance food writer, editor, researcher and cook. He grew up in his parent's Italian restaurants covered in pizza flour and drinking a Shirley Temple a day. Since, he's worked as a cheesemonger in New York City and a paella instructor in Barcelona. He now lives in Berlin, Germany where he's most likely to be found eating shawarma.