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peeling a potato with a peeler
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How To Peel Potatoes (3 Easy Ways)

3 easy ways to peel potatoes. Learn how to use a peeler, paring knife, or the boil to peel method to peel your potatoes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 3 ways to peel potatoes, How to peel potatoes
Servings: 1
Calories: 164kcal
Author: Bob


  • peeler
  • Paring knife
  • Pot
  • Cutting board


  • 1 potato


  • Wash your potatoes under cold water and pat dry.


  • Hold the potato in your non-dominant hand and the peeler in your dominant hand and swipe the peeler against the potato going away from your body.
    Rotate the potato until all of the potato has been peeled.

Paring knife

  • Like with a peeler hold the potato in your non-dominant hand and the paring knife in your other hand. Using your thumb as a guide slide the knife along the potato just under the skin. Work your way around the potato until it is all peeled.

Boil to peel

  • Score the washed potatoes just enough to get through the skin all the way around the potato. Then place them into a pot with boiling water and let them boil until they are tender.
    Drain them and run cold water over them and the allow them to cool. Once they are cool enough to handle, squeeze the ends of the potato and the peels should slip right off.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 897mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg