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Does peeling potatoes before steaming them reduce solanine more than steaming them unpeeled?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM

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Good comment. It seems like removing the skin before cooking is very likely to be at least as good as removing it after cooking.

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on May 14, 2012
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I don't have a link or site reference to prove it, but I'd say that intuitively, removing the skin first, chopping out any nasty bits (eyes or "runners") then giving it a good washing before cooking would be best.

I pressure cook by veggies, so there's always some water in the bottom of the pressure cooker in contact with whatever I'm cooking.

If the skin is the tuber's self defense mechanism, then I don't want any of it immersed in a bath of "weapons of mass destruction".

Mike

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Good comment. It seems like removing the skin before cooking is very likely to be at least as good as removing it after cooking.

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