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How to Peel Bell Peppers

author image Joshua McCarron
Joshua McCarron has been writing both online and offline since 1995. He has been employed as a copywriter since 2005 and in that position has written numerous blogs, online articles, websites, sales letters and news releases. McCarron graduated from York University in Toronto with a bachelor's degree in English.
How to Peel Bell Peppers
Peeling bell pepper is not the same as peeling other fruits and vegetables. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

Removing the skin from a bell pepper enables you to alter the texture of the pepper in different dishes, and prepare the pepper to add to sauces. Peeling a bell pepper is not as simple as peeling other vegetables or fruits. Using a standard vegetable peeler won't get the job done. You must loosen the skin so it virtually "rubs away" to peel a bell pepper successfully.

Step 1

Set the broiler in your oven to its highest temperature, or preheat your barbecue to high.

Step 2

Place the whole bell pepper directly on the barbecue grates, or on a baking sheet under your broiler.

Step 3

Allow the skin of the bell pepper to blister and blacken, and then turn it over so all sides become black.

Step 4

Remove the blackened pepper from the heat and place it in a paper bag for roughly 10 minutes. The steam in the bag loosens the skin.

Step 5

Remove the pepper from the bag and rub the skin off while holding it under cool, running water.

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