Some of our favorite dishes use a lot of potatoes. If potato peeling wasn't so time-consuming, we may even prepare them more regularly. The days of using a paring knife to peel your slick potatoes are long gone. Here comes the potato peeler, arguably the sexiest appliance in your kitchen.
Learn how to properly use a potato peeler to get the most out of your kitchen's most underutilized appliance. Here are some tips on how to use a peeler and instructions on how to get the most out of it.
Scrub up the potatoes you’ll need for your recipe, grab a peeler and let’s get started.
Start by holding the potato in your left hand if you are a right-handed person. To prevent getting cut by the peeling blade, make sure your fingers are holding the potato's edges and not sticking up.Hold the potato over a cutting board and grab the peeler with your right hand. If you’re left-handed, do the opposite.
Run the peeler's blade along the potato's surface while keeping your fingers out of the way. For best safety, we like to hold the potato at a slight downward inclination and run the blade down toward the cutting board.
You could discover little divots (sometimes known as "eyes") on the potato that still have skins on them after you've peeled it. Peelers frequently have a handy scoop for removing the eyeballs from potatoes. Just delve in and peel the eyeballs out, and there you have it! The tip of a paring knife can be used in place of your peeler's scoop if it lacks one. Alternately, you can keep scraping the peeler's blade across the surface until the eye is gone.
Chunks of potatoes or other vegetables can easily become stuck in the peeler's razor-sharp blades, becoming nearly impossible to remove after they have dried. Instead, put warm, soapy water in a small basin. Swish the peeler in the water as soon as you are done peeling the veggies to get rid of any big parts. Next, thoroughly clean the area surrounding the blade with a kitchen sponge to get rid of any last bits of food.
Speed is your friend if you have a ton of potatoes to peel! To do the task as swiftly (and securely) as feasible, use this fork-based potato-peeling hack.
Yes! All veggies with skin, such as carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, and butternut squash, can benefit from using a peeler. The restrictions extend beyond only vegetables. Use the peeler to shave chocolate over your preferred dessert, remove orange peels for use in cocktails, slice off strips of cheese instead of grinding it, or peel thin ribbons of zucchini for a salad.
Use your newfound knowledge of how to use a potato peeler on these potato dishes for fans of spuds.