Tuesday, September 24, 2013

How To Peel a Tomato

Peeling a tomato seems like a tedious task,
but it's actually pretty simple.
First, cut an "X" on the bottom of the tomato.
Not a deep cut, just cutting into the skin.
Then, blanche the tomatoes for 30-60 seconds.
I did mine around 45 seconds on average.
Immediately remove the tomatoes from the boiling water and place them in ice water.
You'll go through a lot of ice if you have a lot of tomatoes,
so it might be a good idea to have a bag of ice on hand.
Once they're cooled (which doesn't take long)
the skins pretty much slide right off.  
It's really that easy!
I also discovered that to peel tomatoes and 
make sauce is an all day project.
You can peel the tomatoes one day
and refrigerate them till the following day 
to save on time.