Instead of “How to Peel a Peach” I should call this “How I Peel Peaches” because I’m not actually an authority on peach peeling. However, this technique seems to work!
1. Bring a large pot of water to a gentle boil (a little more than a simmer)
2. Cut “x”s in bottom of each peach
3. Add peaches to boiling water and cook for exactly one minute.
4. Remove peaches from boiling water and plunge into a bowl of ice cold water to stop cooking.
5. Using your fingers or a sharp knife and starting at the spot where you made the “x”. Peel away the skin. It’s a great feeling when a whole sheet of it comes of at once!
ya…i do this everytime i peel peaches. it works gr8! thanks
I don’t know if they are breeding hybrid peaches to be easy to peel or what, but I bought some at Costco last month and the peel came off so easily, just raw. I was amazed. I don’t even mind eating the peach skin so I’m not easily amazed. 😉
btw, your title reminded me of “How to Pick a Peach” by Russ Parsons.
I wasn’t sure the “X” would really help, but a few people suggested it and it really did help. What happens is the skin at the center of the “X” folds bag a tiny bit and gives you a pull tag. The peaches I had made the “X” in were definitely easier to peel. I think it also depends on the ripeness of the peach. Some were riper than others and the skin nearly fell off.
That’s cheating–I thought your Holiday Express ability had to be a NEW gift, not cooking related!
Actually, I just realized your problem yesterday–your Holiday Express stay temporarily sucked your cooking and baking ability away for a day. I would write a letter of complaint, if I were you!
I find this a very satisfying activity, too. I love the look of the naked peaches.
you peeled this so beautifully! i thought it was an orange at first!
Great to know! Thank you Holiday Inn Express! 😉
Cool! That’s how I do my tomatoes!
Thank you so much. I’m canning peaches today. I knew you could do this with tomatoes, just never thought about it with peaches.
That’s what I do except I don’t put the “x” on the fruit first. Next time I need to peel peaches I’ll try it your way!