Sorry potato peeler distributors, but your services are no longer needed. Peeling potatoes ends today. Boiling potatoes with the skins on does the same thing in half the time. No more flinging potato skins or awkward peeling situations when the potato is just about naked. You know what I’m talking about…

Now mashed potatoes can be effortless and delicious.

Step 1: Boil potatoes with skin on.

peel a potato

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Step 2: Plunge in an ice bath.

peel a potato

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Step 3: Skins will peel right off.

peel a potato

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How to peel a potato without a peeler

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Servings:1-2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 potatoes
  • ice bath
  • 1 pot boiling water
Photo by Maddie Cole
Photo by Maddie Cole

Step 1

Boil potatoes with skin on.

GIF by Maddie Cole
GIF by Maddie Cole

Step 2

Plunge in an ice bath.

GIF by Maddie Cole
GIF by Maddie Cole

Step 3

Skins will peel right off.

GIF by Maddie Cole
GIF by Maddie Cole