Saturday, February 23, 2013

Simple, Foolproof Way to Peel Tomatoes

Photo by burgundavia, on Flickr
I used to dread having to peel a tomato:  The oozy mess. The slowness of the process and infuriating tendency to remove too much pulp or not enough peel. The frustration of searching for a super-sharp knife to speed up the process. The inevitable cut finger(s).

That is, until I learned this super-easy, knifeless and foolproof method for peeling tomatoes. It's quick, too, especially if you have a LOT of tomatoes to peel.

1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.

2. Fill a large bowl with water and some ice to create an ice bath deep enough to completely submerge the largest of your tomatoes.

3. Working one tomato at a time, spear it with a fork (a long-stemmed BBQ fork works really well) and plunge it into the boiling water, holding it there for 20 to 30 seconds.

4. Lift the tomato out and immediately plunge into the ice bath for several seconds, until cool to the touch.

5. Lift the tomato out. The peel or skin win slip right off with your fingers.

That's it!

Zestfully yours,
Carolina Sauce Company

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