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How do you skin your potatoes?

Discussion in 'The Homestead Kitchen - Recipes Etc' started by Hinotori, Feb 16, 2017.

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Potatoes- how do you deal with skins?

  1. Pare with a knife (knife towards you, thumb to steady and apply the pressure)

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  2. Peel with a vegetable peeler

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  3. Peel with a knife (cut away from you in strokes)

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  1. Feb 16, 2017
    Hinotori

    Hinotori Super Self-Sufficient

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    Was in a discussion with some friends about peeling potatoes. Again. This was a friendly conversation and now I'm curious. How do you all remove the skins?


    I've been paring them with a knife since I was 7 for at least one meal a day. Lots of practice makes for fast thin peels. The only time I've ever cut myself doing them was using a veggie peeler.
     
  2. Feb 17, 2017
    MoonShadows

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    Veggie peeler here....skins come off nice and thin.
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Potatoes- vegetable peeler. Sweet potatoes- knife.
     
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    Hinotori

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    I actually use the veggie peeler on the sweet potatoes. And on the winter squash.
     
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    waretrop

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    The skin is, the best thing for you, on the whole potato or even the carrot...Why would you take it off...??
     
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    Hinotori

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    Russet skins are gritty. I don't peel the waxy potatoes
     
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    MoonShadows

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    I don't skin carrots...just wash with a veggie brush...Love em raw...hate em cooked...too sweet. Most veggies I like raw...green beans, broccoli, peppers, etc., and they are better for you that way.

    With potatoes, I only peel for mashies. Love the skins on baked or roasted potatoes.
     
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  8. Feb 17, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

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    If it's organic - I just give it a nice rinse. If it's not - I skin it!
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Same here, I won't eat the skin unless it's organic. I haven't had much luck growing potatoes here yet.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2017
    sumi

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    Knife here, but there is another option I don't see listed or mentioned here that works a treat on fresh from the garden potatoes: scrub the skin gently off with a pot scourer. My dad taught me to do that years ago. It removes nothing but the skin, as long as you're careful and don't scrub too hard.
     

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