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As we all know, the worst part of cooking potatoes is having to peel them before you can do anything else. Thanks TikTok then for making this video go viral, as it features a vital hack that not only saves on the peeling, but also makes your potatoes taste better.
The video, which comes from chef Davy Devaux and was originally featured on YouTube channel How To Make Sushi, starts with us being told: "You just take a knife and a potato and you put them together and twirl the potato around while you cut into the skin just softly in a circular motion."
Once Devaux has done that, and effectively made a line around the middle of the potato, he starts to boil his potatoes like you normally would, but with the skin left on.
"By cooking the skin with the potato you actually infuse the potato with more flavour because most of the flavour is actually in the skin so you get more potato-y mash," the chef explains.
After the potatoes have finished boiling he then takes one out and incredibly is able to pull the skin off the potato from each end, the line he's cut around the skin meaning that it just comes away easily in two parts.
As Devaux says: "It's so much more efficient, you don't waste any potato and it's much quicker than peeling it."
We're converted, especially if it makes for tastier potato and means no peeling, but TikTok users have been pointing out they wouldn't actually save any time in following this hack.
One user wrote: "I can peel a potato in about 1min. Cooking a whole potato is 30 min longer than a cut up one. Regardless tho - eat the skin, it's yummy!"
Others too were keen to comment that cooking the potato whole was going to take more time.
Another wrote: "So the same amount of time to boil the potato I could have peeled them."
Others, meanwhile, questioned why you would just eat the potato with the skin left on - although in his defence, we reckon Devaux is preparing these potatoes for mash and mash with the skin on is quite clearly barbaric.
There were also plenty of fans of the hack.
One user wrote: "I am today years old to learn this trick!!"
Another said: "What I have been cooking potatoes wrong."
A third said: "Brilliant, who told you how to do this??"
We're fans of it too, and can't wait until dinner to get in the kitchen and give the technique a go ourselves.
Although we're wary of one commenter's experience of it, who said: "This never works like that and I always burn my fingers off."
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