One of my favourite things about going to BC every summer is bringing back fresh fruit, and peaches are without a doubt my favourite! I always make my favourite peach pie and just this summer I started making peach jam and canning peaches! Needless to say, I’ve used dozens and dozens of peaches and unless I eat them fresh…I needed to remove ALL the peels from the peaches.
Some like to do it the old fashioned way by using a vegetable peeler, but peaches are so slippery without their skins and you waste a lot of the flesh doing it this way, I want to show you a fail-proof way of peeling peaches! The easiest way goes like this:
- Score an “X” on the bottom of the peach (the part without the stem)
- Boil a large pot of water
- Fill a large bowl with lots of ice and water
- Carefully add scored peaches into boiling water
- Boil for 1 minute
- Remove pot from stove, using slotted spoon place peaches in bowl filled with ice water to shock them (stop the cooking process)
- Leave in bowl to cool (doesn’t matter how long, really)
- Skins should now easily peel off
- Voila! Naked peaches!
I did find that peaches that were overripe or particularly bruised were harder to peel and I had to gently scrub them off underneath running water, regardless, it’s how to easily peel peaches! Hope you use this great kitchen hack!
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