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Time Saving Tuesday Peeling Sweet Potatoes

July 22, 2014Danita

This Time Saving Tuesday Peeling Sweet Potatoes is something I learned from a friend several years ago.  As with most all of my “Time Saving Tuesday” tips it was one of those, “Why didn’t I think of that sooner” moments!  

If you’ve ever tried to peel and cut a sweet potato you know it’s NOT easy.  They tend to be as hard as a rock and have a tough peel that leaves sticky droplets all over the peeler, the potato and your hands.  I most often use them for Sweet Potato Casserole and since our family usually wants a double batch, that means peeling a lot of potatoes.

Several years ago my friend Eunice and I were making Sweet Potato Casserole for a large group, like 30 or so.  As I started to peel a massive pile of potatoes she gave me a strange look and asked why I didn’t cook them first.  

The peel on a cooked sweet potato slides right off!   

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So, anytime you are using sweet potatoes in a dish that requires them to be cooked…

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Boil the potatoes in a large pot until done

Drain and allow to cool…very important…they stay hot a LONG time!

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Pinch the skin between your finger and thumb and it will peel right off

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 Any bad spots will come out easily, too!

A large pot can be peeled in about 5 minutes
































  • Britni

    July 22, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Awesome tip, Danita! Will definitely try it. 🙂

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