This Is the Little-Known Trick for Peeling Potatoes in SECONDS

The secret to easily peeling potatoes? A fork!

Another day, another TikTok hack to help make our lives a little easier. Thanks to these viral videos, we’ve learned everything from how to cut lettuce the right way to making the best breakfast sandwich. Today, we found a little something to help make peeling potatoes quick and easy.

The Quickest Way to Peel Potatoes, According to TikTok

Gone are the days of spending tons of time peeling a bag of potatoes. Sure, you can leave the skins on for tons of dishes, including these Cheese & Herb Potato Fans. But sometimes there’s just no way of getting around it… like when you want to enjoy a plate of creamy mashed potatoes.

TikTok user @thatdudecancook showed us a quick way to get this job done—and it’s quite simple. Just stick a fork in the potato, peel the long sides using a peeler, pull the fork out and finish peeling the top and bottom of the spud. That’s it!

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Did you know your peeler actually comes equipped with a convenient scoop for banishing the eyes on potatoes?

Does It Really Work?

It seems to work best with medium and larger sized potatoes, because you take longer strokes with the peeler. Of course, you still need to work your way around the bumpy parts, but the time spent on the project overall is way less. Don’t forget that you have to stick the fork pretty deep into your potato to keep it steady while peeling—otherwise it will roll away.

Now that you know the TikTok way to peel potatoes, check out this TikTok hack for making mashed potatoes.

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Lauren Naru
Lauren Naru writes about gift guides, sales, and must-have items for the kitchen and home. She loves a good deal is and is always on the hunt for super-savings and products that solve cooking problems. In her spare time, you’ll find her creating custom cookies for friends and family. Lauren lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley region.