Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Removing Tomato Skins

Today I made some yummy mango chili sauce. For the recipe, I needed to remove the skins of 10 tomatoes. Here's how I did it quickly and easily:

You'll need a knife, a cutting board, a pot, and a bowl.  And, of course, you'll need tomatoes.

First, fill the pot with water and boil the water on the stove.  Fill the bowl with cold water and add ice to the bowl.

 Cut a small X into the bottom of the tomato.

Using a slotted spoon, place the tomato into the boiling water and allow it to sit for one minute.  Don't worry, the tomato guts won't leak out of the X that you cut.

After one minute, remove the tomato with a slotted spoon and place the tomato in the bowl with ice water.

After the tomato cools, you'll be able to grab the skin at each corner of the X you made and peel it right off!

Pretty easy, huh?

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