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We tried everything and there is no easy way to peel bell peppers without doing it with a very sharp knife. Peeled bell peppers are easier to digest (if you or someone in home suffers from Heartburn you should start peeling too :) )

Tried to freeze then dip into hot water, place in hot stove, and directly over a flame, hot oil works but then it gets cooked and soaked.

For those around world (like me), this is bell peppers.

Thanks for any help!

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So you want to learn how to peel raw peppers without cooking/roasting it first? –  Jay Jul 23 '12 at 6:46
    
Yes, I agree with the others. Bell peppers peel best when they're hot, just like tomatoes. –  user10812 Jul 23 '12 at 9:56
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I'm sure you could try blanching them, it works like a charm for other fruits veggies I have a hard time peeling. –  lemontwist Jul 23 '12 at 11:50

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The key is to use a sawing motion with the peeler. Top and tail the pepper, cut it in half or quarters, remove the seeds and pith, then take a peeler (one like this):

and start peeling, wiggling the peeler side to side, 'sawing' the skin off the flesh.

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cutting first into widths just less than the above blade –  Pat Sommer Jul 23 '12 at 8:15
    
Never tried the peeler, I will give a try. The tips above are ok but most of time the peppers get soften, quite bad for salads. –  Diana Jul 23 '12 at 17:43

Put a flame to the peppers (either on the gas stove or a blowtorch). When it's black, it peels great. The meat will not be cooked.

Another way is to put it in the oven until done. When warm they peel great, but of course the meat will be done.

Edit: the method described here will be better, still.

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If you're doing this, the pepper will peel even easier if you put it in a heat-proof bowl and cover with plastic wrap. The skin will steam itself loose. –  ElendilTheTall Jul 23 '12 at 12:34
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The flesh does take on a delightful smoky flavor. I love subjecting peppers to this treatment. –  Sobachatina Jul 23 '12 at 14:54

You could try to concasse the pepper. Make light cuts through the skin (not through the flesh) then submerge in boiling water for 30 seconds, then shock in ice water? Maybe the peels get loose the same way a tomato releases its skin when treated this way.

I haven't done this myself, so I don't know if it will work.

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