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Mashed potatoes w/o touching a potato peeler!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Kassaundra, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

    Sep 1, 2010
    I stumbled across this idea, out of desperation and extreme hatred of peeling potatoes. I have tried it several times and it has worked wonderfully so I thought I would share.

    Wash you potatoes, prick them w/ knife or fork, place them whole in the microwave. I start the time at 5 minutes then add usually 2-3 minutes depending on how many/size of potatoes. When they are done (can squeeze then and you feel them break apart all the way through the potato) take them out pierce w/ a fork then take any knife (even butter knife) and pull the peeling off, it will come off extremely easy it has already seperated from the meat. (piercing the potato w/ the fork is just to serve as a handle while you peel the skin off) Then mash as you would normally. I don't know but they may even be healthier as you don't boil all the nutrition out of the potato?

  2. GlitterBug

    GlitterBug Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    What a good idea! It really it no fun peeling loads of potatoes around either.

    Thanks for sharing this. [​IMG]
  3. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    Good idea if you absolutely cannot have skins in your mashed potatoes.

    I'm even lazier {coughcough} I mean more Economic of My Energy & just leave the peels on.
    After all, a lot of the nutrition is in that skin!
  4. My family loves mashed 'taters!
    I only use one 'tater per person.
  5. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    I never touch a potato peeler - I just tell hubby to peel them! If I'm cookin' he's helpin'
  6. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Songster

    Jul 14, 2009
    newport news va
    i love LOVE mashed taters

    i can eat 3 pounds of it in one sitting. skins and all.
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    We have mashed potatoes for Sunday dinner every week. And I peel every potatoe.

    Early in our marriage we just cooked them with the skins on and ate them skins and all, then the kids came along and got picky and we started peeling them. Doesn't take that long.

  8. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

    Sep 1, 2010
    Quote:I do that w/ apple pie, my husband's favorite pie, I will make it but he has to peel, core, and slice the apples.
  9. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I'm in the eat the peel group. Haven't peeled a potato for myself in years.
  10. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Quote:I'm with you. I don't find the skins in mashed potatoes to be at all unpleasant, and it seems more natural to leave them in. Not to mention less time-consuming.

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