A NOTE ON POTATO SKINS Potato skins. Generally speaking, they’re a total non-issue. Of course I’m going to cook them in their skins, because I am inherently lazy. However, in this case, you have two choices. Skin on, or skin off. Why the choice? Once the potatoes are cooked and cooled, the skins get a little flap-like (sorry) and superfluous when trying to finely slice the potato. For me personally, it is not a deal breaker and makes no difference to the final product. I just thought I’d give you the option now, so you are not potentially irritated with me later. If you’d like to take the skins off, weigh the potatoes after doing so, to make sure you have enough. I’d hate you to miss out on potato.