Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Peeling Tomatoes

linked to Tammy’s Recipes

My tip is quick this week.  It’s how I peel tomatoes for cooking.

1. Cut any bad spots out of the tomatoes, as well as the cores, and place in a bowl or pan.

3. Heat water to boiling – enough to cover tomatoes.

4. Pour boiling water over the tomatoes and let sit for about 3 minutes.  Drain water.

The peeling should just slide right off the tomatoes without a knife.  If your hands aren’t used to handling really hot food, you may want to wear a pair of kitchen gloves.

This is how I prepare tomatoes for soups, and is also a great way to prepare tomatoes for cooked salsa, or even just fresh salsa if you don’t like the tomato skin.


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I'm Bonnie. I'm a pharmacy technician and new wife to Bogdan. I love cooking, usually without recipes. I love good sales and coupons, but haven't quite figured out the best way to find them. I make the typical new-wife mistakes and have burned my share of cookies. I like a cold house and a hot shower all year long.
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6 Responses to Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Peeling Tomatoes

  1. biz319 says:

    Skinning tomatoes used to be so gross to me. My Mom was an avid canner growing up. Unfortunately right when it was time to can the tomatoes, she got sick and I had to do it. I was a super picky eater back then, and the feel of the skin coming off the tomatoes made me want to throw up in my mouth a little.

    But, now that I am a grown up (well, very grown up!) I don’t mind it at all. 😀

    • Haha!
      It’s funny how different feelings or smells gross out different people. 🙂 I’m glad you’re ok with tomato skins now. 😛
      I didn’t really care that much for tomatoes (plain) growing up, but now I love home-grown tomatoes!!!

  2. Healthy Glow Nutrition says:

    Great Tip! Thanks 😉

  3. Suzie says:

    Great tip! And good time of the year for posting 🙂

  4. Skuggs says:

    Cut a cross on the bottom and they peel off in perfect skin quarters, for if you’re a little OTT about peeling them neatly, haha. If you dunk them in cold water after the hot it makes them easier to handle if you don’t like wearing gloves or don’t have asbestos hands. I’ve already made and used about 4 quarts of home made tomato sauce. I’d better try grab the last of the harvest and make some more to get us through winter!

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