Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Mashed Potatos: The Ultimate Peeling Jutsu

I was going to blog about how annoying it is to have a heavy downpour as you leave for work. And ramble about how irritating it is to get your clothes soaked. Or how annoying it can be to rush back into the house to get a spare change of clothes. ARGH... okay, I did it.. Yes it rained cats and dogs. And it hasn't rained in the morning for ages. Pah! Dark mornings ahead, I foresee...

On a lighter note, yours truly has decided to explore the wonderful world of mashed potato making.

Then reality hit me. I hate peeling potatoes.

So ever being the great supporter of Internet knowledge, I googled potato peeling and found this wondrous technique of peeling the potato in ONE STEP! Well, almost one step (Stop being so picky about details, ya)

So I shall (again) share a Youtube on my potato enlightenment.



Oops, I forgot not everyone is Japanese-literate like Poohbearie. A thousand apologies. Well basically the steps were:

  1. Score a line across the middle of the potato.
  2. Boil the potato as you normally would
  3. Blanch the potato in ice cold water for like, 10 seconds
  4. Then 'undress' the potato...
LOL, tell me if it works. I haven't tried it yet. But soon...

14 comments:

Las montañas said...

eeks. potatoes! they make you FAT!

Jimbo said...

Did u just pah-ed? That's so British!

zeroimpact said...

Sounds logical
When you try it do tell us if it works or not
I don't even fancy peeling anything at all
:P

poohbearee said...

For once, I agree with LM. Hahaha..
Potatoes hv lots of carbo.

Can't watch the Utube. Will do it when I get home.

eve said...

Mashed potates....I laik...Tell me la..which of the sinful food i dun laik one?..

poohbearee said...

Watched liao. I dun understand a word they r saying.

Btw, Jonzz, you are Jap literate?

me said...

oooo, that's really going to come in handy. me daughter loves mashed potatoes.....will go about testing your theory....as soon as i find some potatoes :-p

Wuching said...

what i would give for a good downpour of soaking rain here!

Jonzz said...

LM: it's always about the fat with you, isn't it. ROFL!

Jimbo: PAH! Ooops... he he

zeroimpact: Soon, soon... those wretched spuds...

PB: Alamak, I think you and LM live on air and water lar cos eventually the calorie counting will drive you nuts. HA HA HA HA HA HA KIDDING!!!!

eve: WE ALL LAIK!

PB: Iye, wakarimasen. (LOL, that's from the Thorn Birds tv series years ago)

me: Yay, update me on your results. TAKE PICTURES!

wuching: Rain should only be restricted to sleeping hours. HA HA HA

ChinkinIn said...

I actually thot you were concerned about peeling them raw. Just need one of those contraptions right. Peeling cooked is definitely easier. I think if you like spud, just have jacket, healthier. Just pile on the sourcream and bacon bits and chives... hahaha, got greens some more.

742 said...

Same theory as boiled-egg... Put cold water on it so that peeling is easy. But I haven't tried potato.

winniethepooh said...

wow..new discovery! Hubby and I love mashed potato, I'll definitely try that out to see if it really works :) Agree with what 742 said, run boiled egg under running cold water does make peeling easier.

Jonzz said...

chinkinin: wah, you're certainly a food expert!

742: Egg too?

winniethepooh: Still haven't tried out yet as of now.

winniethepooh said...

Jonzz, I've tried the method today...it..WORKS!:) although my potato didnt undress as beautiful as what is shown (I just run it through cold tap water, might be thats why) but it works :)