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Peeling tomatoes

Pot of peeled tomatoesI always pictured peeling tomatoes as being this huge chore, and it’s prevented me from making sauce from scratch in the past.  After getting 4 pounds of tomatoes recently, I decided to go for it.

And then promptly smacked myself for not doing this sooner.  It’s simplicity itself to peel tomatoes.

All you need to do is:

  1. Set a pot of water boiling on the stove.
  2. Set up a cold water bath in the sink.
  3. Wash and core your tomatoes.
  4. Put the tomatoes into the boiling water and let them boil for 1 minute.
  5. Remove the tomatoes from the boiling water and put into cold water (you can run cold water into this to cool the tomatoes down faster.
  6. Grab the skin and gently pull it off.  It should come right off.  If it doesn’t, try boiling the tomato for a bit longer until the skin pulls right off.

That’s it.  It really is as easy as it sounds!

Tomatoes in boiling water Tomatoes in cold water bath Pulling the peel off a tomato

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