Posted By: simcooks 
Oct 27  # 1 of 21
I saw the "Fake mashed potato" thread and a question popped in my mind.

If you need to mash some *real* :D potato to make a casserole, and you need to boil the potato first, do you peel and cut the potato into small pieces BEFORE boiling it or you boil it whole and then peel it later?

Assume I DO NOT want any skin in my casserole dish ultimately.
 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Oct 27  # 2 of 21
For potato salads, casseroles, homemade macaroni, mashed potatoes, etc. I do peel my potatoes.

When mkaing smashed potatoes or steaming, baking or just boiling potatoes for homefries, etc. I do not peel my potatoes.
 Posted By: honeypsweet 
Oct 27  # 3 of 21
I peel them if I'm making mashed potatoes.
 Posted By: simcooks 
Oct 28  # 4 of 21
I read in a book by Dr Miriam Stoppard that potatoes lose much of their protein, vitamins and minerals if you boil them with the skins off.

Anyways, I saw a Youtube video of how to peel a potato after boiling it with the skin on. I found it quite interesting and thought I'll share here.
 Posted By: Twinmama 
Oct 28  # 5 of 21
I prefer them with the skins on, especially new potatoes or those little fingerling potatoes. MMMM.