Do you own a potato peeler? Those oh so very useful devices that peel those oh so wonderful potatoes? Oh you do? Then you shouldn’t read this page.
Because, dear internet, I do not have one. And since I’ve discovered the secret to peeling potatoes with a knife so fast and efficiently, I don’t think I will be buying one in the near future either.
So here’s how you do it:
Start with a potato and a knife. You don’t have to use the largest knife you own like I do. It’s just that my trusty santoku knife is my all-time favorite knife. It’s so sharp! You need a sharp knife in the kitchen. It is a must.
Now, we’re gonna stabilize the potato by making a small cut along the bottom. Make sure you run the knife through at a 90 degree angle! That way, the potato will be able to stand up on its own on the cutting board.
Like so. Now pretend I’m holding the potato. Start at the top and run your knife along the edge of the potato.
Take care that you’re only PEELING the potato. Not slicing it. You don’t wanna lose too much of the yummy potato-ness along with the skin.
Continue doing this all around the potato.
Until you’re done! Then give yourself a pat on the back and a thumbs up. And then go eat four cookies. You’ve earned it.
See how nice and shiny and…naked your potato will be?? Awesome.