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View Poll Results: Do you peel potatoes?
Always 7 8.97%
Never 16 20.51%
Depends 53 67.95%
I buy only frozen 1 1.28%
What's a potato? 1 1.28%
Voters: 78. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-02-2009, 05:14 PM
 
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if they are organic, i generally leave the peel on. if not, i always peel them. the pesticides actually go all the way through them, plus they put stuff on the potatoes to inhibit sprouting when they go into storage.
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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When I do make potatoes- No-do not peel them-scrub them really well.

But when I'm lazy which has been quite a lot I use Ore Ida Steam and Fresh. It's because I'm too busy here here on CD.
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:14 PM
 
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Like most before me, it depends. For example, this evening we had Chicken Fried Steak, Gravy and mashed potatoes. I bought the quicky mashed potatoes, added our special ingredients & nuked 'em. I peel boiled potatoes and bakers when used in casseroles or salad. I guess the only time I don't peel is when they're served in the jacket.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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I rarely peel potatoes...I like the skin and have always heard that's where the vitamins were....
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Do you peel potatoes?

Yes I do unless I am baking it in the oven
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I don't even have a potato peeler. Oh, wait, yes I do---I use it for grating cheese, since I don't have a cheese grater.
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:01 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I never peel red potatoes.
I only peel for mashed if it is the holidays and we have company.
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: S.Dak
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hahaha. this memory just hit me. (thanks!) Once upon a time, after a GREAT meal, my son told me to nuy that "brand" of instant mashed potatoes, again.....upon being told they were "real, peeled potatoes", he checked the garbage, to see if there were peels.....I thought my Mother in law was going to ROFL!!

One fall, I was a "professional" potato harvester, riding the equipment, as a tractor & digger pulled the potatoes from the earth. I stood/rode by a link belt, and was supposed to remove the rotten spuds & rocks, before they webt into the trailer/wagon.........1983.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Sometimes I peel the potatoes and sometimes I cook them with the peelings.Now if there red potatoes I cut some of the peeling away and pour melted butter with parsley over them.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:10 AM
 
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I usually make mashed potatoes and I don't like the peels. So I do peel potatoes.
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