Hi all, Is there a secret to peeling a peach, or will a vegetable peeler suffice?
a vegetable peeler will really only work if the peach isn't terribly ripe. the secret is to make a small "x" on the bottom of the peach with a paring knife and then drop it in boiling water for 30 seconds. then, immediately plunge it in a bowl of ice water (so it doen't cook) and the skin will slide right off. it's the same technique i use for peeling tomatoes.
I do basically the same thing - although I don't bother with making an "x" on the bottom and I immerse it in boiling water for 10 to 12 seconds, then remove with a slotted spoon and hold it under cold running water while I peel - the skin slips off easily. I only do this if I need to peel a number of peaches - if I only need one or two, a sharp paring knife works just fine.
So as it turns out, I was able to peel 4 peaches pretty quickly using my peeler. Go figure.
Is there a way to tell if my peeler is serrated after I threw away the packaging? How big are the, uh... serates?
Thanks for the help!