Easy Unique Way to Boil and Peel Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Posted for my mom who has terrible arthritis in her fingers. This makes it so much easier. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4W0qIPJmoo&feature=player_embedded


  1. Bring a pot with tight fitting lid of water to a rolling boil.
  2. To prepare the potatoes take a very sharp knife and score the potato entirely around the center. With a pair of cooking tongs, place the potatoes into the boiling water and cover with lid. Let simmer for about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove potatoes and place into a bowl filled with water and ice. Let them cool to the touch; just a few minutes. Holding the potato in both palms on either end, with thumbs pull away the skin from the center removing all from the potato in 2 pieces. Repeat for all potatoes.


Most Helpful

I tried a couple of different kinds of potatoes, and they both worked well. I usually don't peel potatoes, so I won't use this much, but it really does work. Thanks for posting! Made for 123 tag.

Chocolatl September 16, 2010

I'm not going to rate it because it didn't work for me. And I really had high hopes since I don't like peeling the boiled potatoes. Maybe I did something wrong or maybe because I didn't use Idaho potatoes. I might give it one more try coz I want it to work so much.

littlemafia January 26, 2010

ok so I tried this and I'm here to say it does not work!!!! I am so very upset I do no suggest trying this @ all.

Catherine W. November 26, 2015

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