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pellmell Mon 28-Jul-08 15:56:59

Rub/peel all the skin off the new potatoes? They are so tiny.
It seems such a faff!
Have washed off mud but can't be bothered to rub off the skin.
I feel a bit guilty though because I remember the summer pleasure of (just dug up) milky white new potaoes with lashings of butter wink
My family shall never know the pleasure!

Twinkie1 Mon 28-Jul-08 15:58:36

I never peel or crub new potatoes just tell the kids the goodness is in the skin - DS doesn;t eat them anyway and DD got over gagging at having to eat the skin of the potato when she realised they taste nice!

belgo Mon 28-Jul-08 15:58:57

No leave the peel on and don't feel guilty - in fact that's where all the nutrients of the potatoe are. And they taste nice with skin on.

igivein Mon 28-Jul-08 15:59:00

You're not being unreasonable - you're being healthy, virtuous even. Vitamin A just under skin lost if skin removed.

fryalot Mon 28-Jul-08 16:03:43

potato peel is SO nutritious and yummy!

I never peel spuds

pellmell Mon 28-Jul-08 16:07:23

If I buy new potatoes from supermarket it never occurs to me to do it. I just chuck em in and boil.

These lovely little uns from friends allotment have that straggly looking skin .
Oh well more for me if no-one wants them

Snaf Mon 28-Jul-08 16:08:46

Didn't know you were supposed to blush

All the nutritional goodies are in/under the skin, aren't they?

Seeline Mon 28-Jul-08 16:09:19

I never peel new potatoes. Baby carrots have that advantage too!

pellmell Mon 28-Jul-08 16:10:15


I love that word grin
Thankyou you have made me feel like a celestial body in the kitchen.

crazymummy84 Mon 28-Jul-08 16:18:21

I love the skins on potatoes. As long as you give them a good scrub, and are not fussed about pesticide residues (which are very minimal, same as what you'd find on an apple, and you wouldnt peel the skin on that)then there is no problem. Potato skins are yummy.

EffiePerine Mon 28-Jul-08 16:19:22

never peel new potatoes

hanaflower Mon 28-Jul-08 16:23:37

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pellmell Mon 28-Jul-08 16:26:37

Doesn't anyone remember the sheer pleasure of new potaoes (no skin) with butter and a sprig of mint?

Kewcumber Mon 28-Jul-08 16:28:33

at best they get a scrub with a plastic green scouring cloth.

combustiblelemon Mon 28-Jul-08 16:32:35

Sorry Pellmell, I've never eaten them peeled.

hanaflower Mon 28-Jul-08 16:32:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

pellmell Mon 28-Jul-08 16:52:36

they are in....on the boil, skin attatchedhmm

I must get out more.

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