There are so many ripe peaches this year on Sauvie Island, tree branches are breaking from their heavy loads. I figured I should do my civic duty and pick a boxful. A pie or galette is on the agenda but for now I peeled a few to eat as-is. Some of these sweet, juicy peach slices made it into my bowl, but as I was cutting them up it was hard to resist eating them straight off the cutting board.
The easiest way to peel a peach is to first score an ‘x’ on the bottom of it. Submerge scored peaches into a big pot full of boiling water. After 40 seconds remove them with a slotted spoon or spider and plunge them into ice water. The skin peels away beautifully without wasting any of the fruit. (This is the same way I peel our tomatoes, too!)