7 Incredible Peeling Hacks You Should Know To Make Life Easier In The Kitchen (No.5 IS FUN!)

Love baking or cooking but not so much the preparation part? I think most people can agree. Especially when it comes to PEELING INGREDIENTS.

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We understand it can be really cucumbersome. So here are some incredible peeling hacks we came across that may help you! Don’t worry none of them involve a DRILL. HAHA.

1. USING A SPOON

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Yes. It may be very surprising but it works for mainly these two ingredients – Kiwi and Ginger.

So for the kiwi, you simply have to cut both ends of the kiwi, then use a spoon to gently slide into the part between the flesh of the kiwi and the skin. Once your spoon is in, gently roll it through the entire part to remove the skin. IT WORKS LIKE CHARM.

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As for the ginger, we know you may be used to grabbing a knife for it perhaps, but trust us, this is going to work even better. It was actually a method discovered and became really popular during the first COVID-19 lockdown. Simply put your ginger on a cutting board, then use your spoon to start scraping off the skin of the ginger. It would probably be easier if your ginger is dry. 

2. USING A FORK

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The fork is PERFECT for prawns! It makes the process so much faster. Those who love eating prawns can definitely appreciate this.

So what you gotta do is, stick the fork between the shell and the flesh around the head area, then drag all the way up to the tail. Now you can spend more time eating then peeling hahaha!

3. USING A GLASS

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This works wonderfully for mangoes. 

Get a knife and slice the mango in half. Then grab the mango, try to position the glass between the flesh of the mango and it’s skin and slide it nicely like how you would slide into someone’s DMs HAHAHA. 

4. USING BAKING SODA

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You know how peeling the hard egg shells when you make hard-boiled eggs can be such a hassle. Well try adding baking soda into the pot of water where you boiled your eggs next time.

The pH level of the egg whites is increased due to the presence of the baking soda which makes it much easier to be peeled off when you transfer them into a bowl of cold water.

5. USE YOUR HANDS AND A BOWL THEN SHAKE!

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Yes, shake! Hahaha this is great for garlic. Especially when you don’t have the garlic press in the kitchen.

Grab two bowls that are similar in size. Place the garlic in the bowl then use another bowl (the bottom part) to smash it. Now the fun part. Start shaking the bowl with the garlic in it vigorously! 

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Do this for around 10-15 seconds. It will help to separate the outer layers of the garlic so you can remove them easily and throw away the skin.

6. USING A KNIFE & SOME HOT WATER

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Skip the peeler when handling potatoes. It is best to just use a knife and some hot water.

So run your blade through the potato in a circular motion. Ensure it cuts the skin and does not go too deep. Boil them in a pot of water then once they are done, transfer them into cold water. Once they are cool to touch, you should be able to just slide the skin off the potatoes easily.

And that’s a wrap! Hope this helps you save time in your kitchen!

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