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How to Skin a Tomato

How to Skin a Tomato
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TomatoesThere’s more than one way to skin a tomato…

The quickest and easiest way we know of, this method works best for gazpacho, soups, and sauces. Recipes included below.

Cut tomatoes in half (length or width); then place a box grater over a bowl and rub cut side gently. The blades of most box graters won’t cut through the skin.

Or…bring a large pot of water to a boil. Prepare a large bowl of ice water. Score the smooth bottom of each tomato with an X. Place tomatoes in hot water 30 to 40 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon to the ice bath and chill 2 minutes. Strain from the water and peel.

TOMATO RECIPES

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3 Responses to How to Skin a Tomato

  1. Susan Fischer August 21, 2009 at 7:48 am #

    Thank you … I use the boiling water method, but didn’t know about the scoring an X. That will make my weekend tomato session(s) quite a bit easier I bet! Thank you again.

  2. Ray Narwid August 22, 2009 at 10:37 pm #

    Being from the state that has the best TOMATOES, when they have to be pealed, I do cut an X in the bottom of the tomato. After placing them in hot water for a couple of minutes drop them in ice water an see how easy it is to skin them.

  3. Betty Gehris August 24, 2009 at 3:23 pm #

    I made the Scalloped Tomatoes casserole for company last week and all the ladies wanted the recipe. It was very good.

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