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Cook Hack: an easier way to peel a potato

Spice up dinner with this recipe for shrimp fra diavolo.

Ellen Folkman | Special to the Times

Spice up dinner with this recipe for shrimp fra diavolo.

An easier way to peel a potato: Fresh mashed potatoes from scratch? A must for Thanksgiving. But that means lots of potato work: washing, peeling, dicing. We found a trick to help with one part of the process. Potatoes in particular can get slimy and squirmy once you start peeling them with a vegetable peeler, so try this: Peel one end of the potato, just a small part, then plant a fork into that end, holding it as you run your peeler down the rest of the potato. Your grip on the potato will be more firm, resulting in less of a slippery mess.

Michelle Stark, Times food editor

Cook Hack: an easier way to peel a potato 11/09/15 [Last modified: Monday, November 9, 2015 10:36am]
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