Wednesday, August 28, 2013

How to Peel Peaches

Beautiful peaches from Forest Hall Farm in
Mechanicsville, MD 


Ripe Peaches (trust me it is a pain trying to do this with unripe peaches)
Sharp knife
Paring knife
Cutting board
Large bowl with ice water
Large spoon or scooper to pull the peaches out of the hot water

1.  Fill a pot, I use a 8 qt stockpot purchased at Wal-Mart, half way with water and bring to a full boil over high heat.

2.  Using a sharp knife on a cutting board cut peaches in half from the top around.  Remove the pit and set the peach aside.  I usually try and cut and remove the pits of all the peaches I'm going to peel while I'm waiting for the water to come to a boil.


3. Once the water comes to a boil drop 2 or 3 peach halves into the boiling water at a time.  Boil for 2 minutes.  You can add more than 2-3 peach halves at a time but just make sure that you don't overcrowd them in the pot.

4.  Once the time is up remove the peach halves from the pot and submerge in a large bowl of ice cold water for a minute.  

5.  Using either a paring knife or your fingers you should be able to remove the peach skin.


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