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Are you tired of dealing with messy taffy peeling in the kitchen? Here are two quick taffy peeling methods that can make your life easier with just a few simple steps.

1Quick Taffy Peeling Method

Method 1: Soaking the Taffy in Warm Water

Start by dissolving about ½ cup of salt in a bowl of warm water at 60 degrees Celsius. Then, place the taffy in the saltwater mixture and cover it tightly. Let it soak for 24 hours.

Soaking the taffy in a warm saltwater mixture for 24 hours
Soaking the taffy in a warm saltwater mixture for 24 hours

After 24 hours of soaking, use a knife to cut a line from the stem to the tail of the taffy, following the guide line on the taffy. Then, easily remove the taffy skin along the cut line without touching the taffy meat.

Easily cut the taffy along the guide line on the taffy
Easily cut the taffy along the guide line on the taffy


Note:

– Add just enough water to soak the taffy, neither too much nor too little.

– After 24 hours, check if the taffy skin peels off easily with your hand. If not, continue soaking for another 3-4 hours.

– Avoid soaking the taffy in excessively hot water, as it can make the taffy soft and harder to peel off.

The taffy can be easily peeled off without touching the meat
The taffy can be easily peeled off without touching the meat

Method 2: Boiling the Taffy

Start by bringing a pot of boiling water, enough to cover all the taffy. Add ½ cup of rock salt to the pot and stir well over high heat to dissolve the salt quickly.

Boil the saltwater mixture over high heat until the salt dissolves completely
Boil the saltwater mixture over high heat until the salt dissolves completely

Once the salt is completely dissolved and the water is boiling, briefly blanch the taffy by flipping it for about 1 minute and then remove it from the pot. Peel off the taffy skin using your hand. If it peels off easily, it’s done.

You use your hand to peel off the taffy skin, if it peels off easily, it's done
You use your hand to peel off the taffy skin, if it peels off easily, it’s done

After blanching, place the taffy in a cold water bath for 3-5 minutes to cool it down. Then, soak the taffy in a diluted saltwater mixture for another 3-5 minutes. Use a knife to cut along the guide line on the taffy and slowly remove the skin.

Soak in cold water to keep the taffy crispy and colorful after blanching
Soak in cold water to keep the taffy crispy and colorful after blanching

2How to Choose Delicious Taffy

How to Choose

Good quality taffy should have dark green skins, and those in a bunch should have a large and similar size. Avoid taffy with scratched, cracked, broken, or crushed skins.

You can determine the quality by feeling its weight or squeezing it. A heavy and firm taffy indicates thick and firm flesh, which is easier to peel. The best season for taffy is from January to February, so the taffy during these months is usually of very good quality.

Taffy in season is the best time for good quality
Taffy in season is the best time for good quality

Delicious Dishes with Green Taffy

Sweet and Sour Soaked Taffy

This is a simple dish made with green taffy, salt, and a little sugar. In just 15 minutes, you can enjoy a delicious sweet and sour soaked taffy dish that not only tastes great but also provides essential nutrients for the body.

Soaked taffy provides a large amount of Vitamin C for the body
Soaked taffy provides a large amount of Vitamin C for the body

Green Taffy Mixed with Chili Salt and Sugar Fish Sauce

If you enjoy the stimulation of the sweet and sour soaked taffy dish, then you will love this dish. It combines the sourness of taffy with spicy chili salt and rich sugar fish sauce, creating an irresistibly delicious flavor.

Green taffy mixed with chili salt and sugar fish sauce is highly stimulating to the taste buds
Green taffy mixed with chili salt and sugar fish sauce is highly stimulating to the taste buds

Green Taffy Jam

This is a popular snack during the Tet holiday. The jam is made by simmering cleaned green taffy in a sugar mixture until it changes color. The sweet and slightly sour taste makes it a delightful treat.

Taffy in season is the best time for good quality
Taffy in season is the best time for good quality

These two quick taffy peeling methods and delicious taffy dishes can simplify your cooking experience. Give them a try and don’t forget to share your results with us. You can also explore more recipes to make at home. Good luck!