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Do you peel potatoes before boiling or after boiling them? I have always done it before, but know some people peel them after because it's easier.
 

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I do it before because that's how my Mom did it. It honestly never occurred to me to try it any other way!
 

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I peel mine for making mashed or boiled potatoes, but if I am making potato salad or homefries I boil with them on. For potato salad I peel after they cool (just so I can handle them) and for homefries I leave the peel on.
 

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I always peel before boiling. :)
 

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For most dishes- I peel and dice before boiling (they cook faster). However- like others. . . I boil in the skins for potato salad and some other dishes.
 

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I peel before, I only like the skins on fries, baked and fried potatoes...... Too many pieces of skin if I do it after.....
 

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Before boiling. :)
 

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:) Ditto on what Deed said...now I wonder where she learned that!!!!!!!!:toothy:
 

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before boiling, unless they are sweet potatoes, then, if I do boil, (usually I bake them now, because Emeril says you lose all the nutrients if you boil), then I peel after.
 

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I can't think of the last time I peeled potatoes for any dish... I just leave 'em on, and we eat 'em, no matter what the dish. I can't say as a potato peel every really bothered me. :laugh:
 

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If I'm going to peel them, it's always before. But for some reason, my grandmother always does it after and if I'm visiting she saves that OUCH, HOT task for me. :confused:
 

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Before boiling. But we lived down south where most mashed potaotes had hte skins in them, never did like that.

BTW, thanks Monkeywrangler for digging though the oldies. These are the Debates and Personal Views topics I remember. :) I enjoy the lighthearted ones from back when.
 

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I always peel before boiling. I don't care for the potato skins in any dish.
 
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