Introduction: The Easy Way to Peel Boiled Potatoes

About: In a valiant attempt to keep myself from dying of boredom, I create.
I grew up in Idaho.  Both my parents grew up in Idaho.  Potatoes were a standard of our diet all my growing up years, I know dozens of ways to fix potatoes.  This Instructable is how to handle a standard process that must be done before you can prepare a vast majority of the potato dishes I know how to fix.  So this is how to peel boiled potatoes, because you boil them first and then you peel them.  It is really very simple and it save you loads of work in the long run.  So here we go.

Step 1:

Russet Potatoes
Pot with lid
Paring knife

Step 2:

Wash your potatoes.  With your paring knife cut a line around the center of the potato.  You just need to cut through the skin.  Do this to all the potatoes you are going to boil.

Step 3:

Cover the potatoes with water and put the lid on the pot, bring it to a boil.

Step 4:

Turn down the heat and boil the potatoes for 30 minutes or until you stick a fork in a potato and it goes in easily, the potatoes are done.  (These are over cooked, because I got side tracked, and forgot about them, sorry about that.)

Step 5:

Remove the pan from the stove (remember to turn off the heat) and pour off the hot water (pour away from you so that you don’t steam yourself),

Step 6:

run cold water over the potatoes.  Pick a potato up in your hand and using your nails and fingers, peel off the cooked skin of the potato, like this.

Step 7:

It is easier and not nearly as time consuming as peeling the potatoes before your boil them.  I put the potatoes in a bowl and cover them, then put them in the refrigerator, to cool down.  Now they are ready to be turned into: Hash Browns, Yummy Potatoes, Potato Salad (in all its varieties), Potato Pancakes, etc., etc., etc.  Enjoy!