Wednesday, September 22, 2010

How to Peel a Peach

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I have been immersed in peaches this week and can't wait to share some recipes with you all! However, first I thought it'd show you the easiest way to peel a peach. Most recipes that include peaches first require you to peel them. Instead of grabbing a knife and going to work, there is a much, much easier way to remove the skin.

I've attached a brief video showing you how it's done.
To summarize:
  1. Boil a pot full of water
  2. Immerse ripe peaches for 30-60 seconds.
  3. Remove from water. You can submerge the peaches in cold water, but if you're planning on cooking the peaches anyways, it's not necessary and eliminates a step, making the process faster.
  4. Pinch the skin to break it and slide it off the peach.
  5. Cut the peach in half and remove the pit.


Debbie said...

I've been canning peaches and making peach cobbler all weekend, and yes, this method works much better for taking the skin off peaches.

Alice said...

After I put the peaches in boiling water, I put them in a sink full of ice water. That way when I go to pick them up to pull the peel off and cut them in half, they aren't so hot!


d said...

this can also be done with potatoes

Niki said...

Good to know!

Jared said...

I have a deep fryer--I put my water in that and use the basket to dip my peaches in it--works great!

Sak said...

I just finished up 60 pounds of peaches using this method. You can also use this method for pear skin. After you've boiled them for 45 seconds put them in cold water and the skins will just rub off. It is so much faster than peeling.

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