Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Is this for real?!

Has anyone ever tried this?! My Mom sent me this video, and I can't help but think that if peeling a potato were so easy I'd have heard of this before?

14 comments:

Joy Z said...

I've never done it with potatoes, but it sure does work on tomatoes and peaches.

carrie said...

Holy crap!!! I've never heard of it before but it makes perfect sense!

And who doesn't love *real* mashed potatoes... definitely will be using this method in the future.

Karen said...

I will definitely try this - put don't look forward to frozen fingers!
For hard boiled eggs I pour cold water over them for awhile & then tap on edge of bowl & the shell peels off easily also.

Lisa said...

After watching the video, I had to try it and it worked. Not as perfectly as hers but pretty close. I also used a butter knife and the skin slid right off!! Thanks for the video!!

Anonymous said...

cool beans, although I don't mind the peeling. It takes me back to my childhood with my Grandmother in the kitchen. I'm one of those that loves to cook/bake from scratch as well.

Jess said...

oh my gosh! Want to do it! Love it!

Anonymous said...

It also works with beets. I'm just thinking-you use about four to six potatoes per batch of mashed potatoes, you have to wait for a lot of water to boil, and then you have to boil for fifteen minutes, then the ice-and then you still have to peel the potatoes (albeit more easily after boiling)! I would totally use the method for peaches though, because you remove just skin that way, rather than peach flesh.

Blackman Blog said...

I have never tried this but I know it DOES work on tomatoes and my Grandmother NEVER peels her sweet potatoes but boils them and then just pulls the skin off.

I was MAJOR impressed as was Ryan...our WONDERFUL mashed potatoes chef!!! :)

Thanks for sharing and how nice to see GINGER again! :)

Blackman Blog said...

ooops....MARY ANN. As soon as I commented I thought I was wrong! :P

Anonymous said...

WOW awesome! Im going to do that

-Bri

JakesMom said...

I am 53 years old and I am shocked and amazed that I have NEVER HEARD OF THIS until now! I have one potato in my fridge at home...I'm peeling a potato tonight!!! (Goes to shoe you, I sdaly have no life)

Krystal said...

You've got to be kidding me? Now I am going to have to try that! Thanks for sharing!

Judy W. said...

I tried the potato thing and wasn't impressed, the skins still had to be peeled off - maybe it doesn't work with Canadian potatoes... :~/

Anonymous said...

I will definitely try this method. I tried another method using a towel and ended up with a major messy towel. (You rub the skins off with the towel.) Yuck!