Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Re: Speaking of Peeling Potatoes...

  1. #1
    Charles Quinn Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of Peeling Potatoes...

    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > I'm thinking about making a pot of potato soup using plain ol' russet
    > potatoes. I scrub them well but I don't always peel the potatoes
    > prior to dicing them up for soup. Do you?
    >
    > Jill


    I use one of those copper pot scrubber things. It takes off the top layer
    of the peel, no color, but leaves the inner peel.


    --

    Charles
    The significant problems we face cannot be solved
    at the same level of thinking we were at when we
    created them. Albert Einstein


  2. #2
    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of Peeling Potatoes...

    Charles Quinn wrote:
    > "jmcquown" wrote:
    >
    > > I'm thinking about making a pot of potato soup using plain ol' russet
    > > potatoes. �I scrub them well but I don't always peel the potatoes
    > > prior to dicing them up for soup. �Do you?

    >
    > I use one of those copper pot scrubber things. It takes off the top
    > layer of the peel, no color, but leaves the inner peel.


    Not a smart idea... much too easy for a small shard of copper to embed
    itself in the spud... if ingested can rip up intestines. I use those
    metal scrubbies all the time (copper and stainless steel) but for
    cleaning cookware, small bits constantly break off, that's how they
    wear out, by becoming smaller and smaller... they are not intended for
    scrubbing vegetables... use one of those nylon scrubbies instead
    (Dobie works well) or a stiff veggie brush. Do not use Scotch-Brite
    either, those sharp abrasive fibers can also easily become imbedded in
    food. There is really no way to *evenly* abrade away veggie peel
    without removing a disproportionate quantity of the high portions
    anyway, either use a brush or a veggie peeler... I don't see what is
    so difficult about paring spuds... if you often peel large quantities
    buy larger potatoes. Often those "sale" spuds are no bargain --
    there's a lot of waste -- they are mishapen, typically small,
    bruised, even diseased, and if even one in the bag is rotten that
    awful odor will affect all.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32