do you peel potatoes for beef stew

When it comes to peeling the potatoes, it’s a matter of personal preference. Leaving the skin on adds a rustic touch to your stew and also provides extra nutrients and flavor. However, if you prefer a smoother stew, peeling the potatoes is the way to go.

edit: Thanks so much to everybody that replied!! peeling those stupid potatoes was the most aggravating step of this recipe and probably took the most time as well! Im going to proudly eat my potato skins now, knowing that Im doing it right!

I have a basic peeler and its really difficult to peel baby potatoes. The recipe that Ive been working with calls for quartered baby potatoes. It is so hard to hold the baby potatoes while peeling them. They constantly fly out of my hand into the great beyond.

edit #3: Thanks so much to everybody who posted a reply. Im making the stew right now, decided to skip peeling both the potatoes and carrots. Lets see how it turn out! Archived post. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Locked post. New comments cannot be posted.

Actually, don’t violently put the lid on the pot. You might smash your thumb and then you’d be mad at me. This would upset me greatly. I would be in a bad mood. Then I’d get mad at the cat for looking at me funny, and this would upset the cat greatly. And the cycle would continue.

Please don’t be alarmed by how brown the pot looks. I looked out the window and got a little distracted. Charlie was looking up at the top of a tree in our yard, and he would not take his eyes off the top of the tree, even when I knocked on the kitchen window and yelled “Charlie! What are you looking at? Charlie! Charlie?” Then I saw a squirrel running up and down the trunk of the tree, stopping just short of Charlie’s height. Then, just as Charlie would start to run toward the squirrel, the squirrel would cackle and run back up the tree. I cracked up, and then I was angry. What kind of sick squirrel would get a kick out of taunting a poor, defenseless, malodorous Basset?

Back to the stew! It’s really bubbling away and looking thicker, so throw the turnips and carrots right into the pot. Stir them around, then put the lid back on the pot for 30 minutes or so. Make sure there’s still enough liquid in the pot; if it seems too thick, you can splash in 1/2 cup to 1 cup of beef broth.

Now, Sunday Night Stew is very different from any other kind of stew. It’s different from any other kind of stew in that it can only—and this is absolutely vital—be made on Sunday night. If it is made on Monday night, then it automatically becomes Monday Night Stew, which, by virtue of the Law of Stew Weekday Exclusivity, would nullify its Sunday Night Stew status.

When it comes to peeling the potatoes, it’s a matter of personal preference. Leaving the skin on adds a rustic touch to your stew and also provides extra nutrients and flavor. However, if you prefer a smoother stew, peeling the potatoes is the way to go.

FAQ

Can you stew potatoes with skin on?

Whether or not you should peel the potatoes is a matter of personal preference. If you enjoy the added texture and earthy flavor that potato skins provide, feel free to leave them on. However, if you prefer a smoother and more uniform stew, peeling the potatoes before cooking is recommended.

When should you add potatoes to a stew?

Cut the potatoes into bite-sized chunks and add to the already cooking stew about 30 minutes before you stop cooking and plate the stew for serving (If the potatoes cook too long, they’ll just get mushy or even fall apart and add nothing but a thickening starch to the sew. Same for carrots.

Is it OK to leave skin on potatoes?

“From a health point of view, and I think from a taste and texture point of view, it’s much better to leave the skin on,” Simon says. “The skin of the potato is very high in fibre, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B — all of those good, healthy things are in high concentration in the skin.”

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