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Woman shares genius hack to quickly peel potatoes

Rhiannon Ingle

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Woman shares genius hack to quickly peel potatoes

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@quitmyjob

Christmas is less than three weeks away now and I'm sure many of us are running around like headless chickens trying to get all our prep sorted for the big day.

Well, luckily for you, one woman has shared a genius hack to quickly peel potatoes which will make the whole faff of Christmas dinner roasties a total walk in the park.

She took to TikTok to share the 'life-changing' tip and it's taken the internet totally by storm. Check it out:

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In the short clip, the woman explained how she simply scraped a line around the centre of the potato before boiling them no more than a couple millimetres into it.

Once soft, she simply slipped off the skins from the potatoes quick as a flash - no messing around with dodgy peelers.

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Marvelling at the results, she added: "So crazy that's incredible!"

The overlay text read: "Why did I ever peel a potato?" and it seems a whole lot of people agreed with the sentiment - millions and millions in fact.

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The woman scraped a line around the potatoes before boiling them. Credit: TikTok/@quitmyjob
The woman scraped a line around the potatoes before boiling them. Credit: TikTok/@quitmyjob

The hack has since gone viral after clocking up more than 23.9 million views alongside thousands upon thousands of comments from people eager to share their reactions to the nifty little trick.

One TikTok user praised: "This is IMPORTANT INFORMATION!"

A second penned: "I've learned more on the TikTok than anywhere else."

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"Perfect," thanked a third. "You saved me an hour of time this week."

A fourth added: "I saw this hack years ago and am baffled how it hasn’t caught on yet. It’s the only useful hack I’ve learned from the internet."

"This is LIFE-CHANGING," gushed a final TikTok user.

The handy hack has racked up more than 23 million views on TikTok. Credit: TikTok/@quitmyjob
The handy hack has racked up more than 23 million views on TikTok. Credit: TikTok/@quitmyjob
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Talking of Crimbo grub, one 'super prepper mum' has already made hers head of time, freezing everything and preparing to simply heat it up on the day.

Claire Gillies, 45, has admitted that for years she has made her Christmas dinner over a month in advance, leaving her very little to do on December 25.

Claire says she does this so that she can spend more time with her loved ones on Christmas morning, instead of endlessly peeling and chopping.

Fair enough, that.

Yes, the hack works on sweet potatoes too. Credit: TikTok/@quitmyjob
Yes, the hack works on sweet potatoes too. Credit: TikTok/@quitmyjob

She explained: "It started when my husband and I got our first house, we had a very small kitchen, and I didn't have enough space to cook everything on Christmas Day - then I just realised how much easier it made my life.

"When the children were little, it meant that I wasn't tied to the kitchen - I could be there opening presents with them and we could go for a dog walk on Christmas morning."

Sharing her life hack, Claire created three top tips for anyone wanting to hop on board the prep-a-month-in-advance-train…


  1. Free up space in your freezer so you have room for your feast - use up everything in the lead-up to the big day
  2. Label everything because some things might end up looking different once they've been frozen
  3. Invest in good quality-containers and bags

Will you be adopting this method this year?

Topics: Life, Home, Food and Drink, Hacks, TikTok

Rhiannon Ingle
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