Cooking tips: Peeling peaches quickly and easily

Peeling peaches can be easy!

Here’s another of my cooking tips! When you have a large number of peaches that need to be peeled, the going can be pretty slow with a knife. And unless you’re proficient with the blade, you’ll waste a lot of the flesh in the process of removing the peel. There’s an easier way!

Place a big pot of water on the stove to boil, and place a big bowl of ice and water in your sink. Wash the peaches and cut an X into the bottom. When the water is boiling, carefully drop in a few peaches. Let them boil for about 40-45 seconds. Immediately remove from the water with a long-handled slotted spoon and plunge into the ice bath. After the peaches have cooled for 60 seconds, they should be easy to peel by starting at the points of the X.