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How to Peel a Potato in 10 Seconds

Does the idea of peeling potatoes deter you from cooking them as often as you’d like? Try this trick.


  • Step 1: Cut the potato skin Make a cut all around the potato, lengthwise. Try to slice only the skin, not the actual potato.
  • Step 2: Boil it Put the potato in a pot of boiling water. Boil until it is soft inside
  • Step 3: Cool it off Plunge the potato in ice water for 10 seconds. The surface of the potato will shrink, while the center remains hot.
  • Step 4: Remove the skin Rub the potato with both hands and watch the skin fall right off.
  • FACT: Thomas Jefferson introduced the french fry to most Americans when he served some at a White House dinner in 1802.

You Will Need

  • A knife
  • A pot of boiling water
  • Ice water

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