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How To Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin’ Pro

Peach cobbler made with fresh peaches = peeling peaches.  If you have never tried to peel a fresh peach let me paint you a picture: It’s a bit like trying to peel off 20-year-old wallpaper without the help of a steamer; it’s slow going in frustrating bits and pieces.

Ain’t nobody got time for that.

If you have never blanched fruit, this tutorial is basically that.  What is blanching? So glad you asked!

Blanch: The process of briefly cooking food in boiling water or steam and then immersing the food in ice cold water or frozen storage to stop the cooking process.

Easy.  Simple.  Purdy.

Purdy?  Yep.  A byproduct of blanching fruits and veggies is that the process brings out their colors.  Purdy!

Let’s get down to business, shall we?

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin’ Pro

Start with fresh ripe peaches.  Look at these babies.  Why is one missing?  Quality Control.  You know, to make sure they’re deeeeelish.

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Score the BOTTOM of each peach in a cross pattern with a sharp knife.  This is where you’ll peel the peach.

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Scored and ready to be blanched.

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Some folks like to blanch with boiling water.  For these very ripe peaches, I decided on a high simmer, yet not a boil.

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Into the pot they go.  A stay of 30-40 seconds in the simmering water is all they need.  SO FAST!

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Have an ice bath ready to go, before you put your peaches in the simmering water.  The ice cold water will halt the blanching process, so make sure you have enough ice cold water to cover the fruit.

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Brrrrr.  I used a slotted spoon, to turn the peaches because as you can see, I didn’t follow my own instructions of making susre there was enough water to cover the fruit.

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Out of the ice bath, ready to be peeled.

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Garry was kind enough to peel while I took pics. Look at the smoothness of the skin almost sliding off of that glorious peach.

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

So easy!

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

E’ finito!  Look at that color!  That summer peachy goodness!

How to Peel Peaches Like a Peach Peelin' Pro

Couldn’t be any easier, right?

Happy Peach Peelin’ Like a Peach Peelin’ Pro, mah babies!

 

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mila furman

Wednesday 27th of August 2014

Great idea for a tutorial!! Thanks so much for linking with us at #Foodie Fridays!

Patti Tucker

Wednesday 27th of August 2014

Glad you liked it.

Mandee Thomas

Tuesday 26th of August 2014

AMAZING! No more messing peach-peeling for me :) I would love for you to share this post at my Create & Share Link Party tonight (7:00 PM MST)! Hope to see you there :) designsbymissmandee.blogspot.com/

Patti Tucker

Tuesday 26th of August 2014

Thanks!

Kristina @ My Own Home Blog

Friday 22nd of August 2014

Whaaa? I never thought of blanching them! I always just make a giant mess by peeling them with a knife! Thanks for sharing!!

Patti Tucker

Friday 22nd of August 2014

You are welcome!