How To Skin Or Peel A Tomato

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I got a canning set and am starting to try making different homemade things and canning them. One of my firrst projects was salsa, for which I needed to skin the tomatoes. Some people call it peeling the tomato as well.
First, remove the stem and wash the tomatoes.
How To Peel Tomatoes
Place a large pot of water on the stove to boil.
While the water is coming to a boil you need to prep the tomatoes.
Score (cut) a shallow X on the bottom of the tomato.
How To Peel Tomatoes
Score a circle around the stem on the top of the tomato.
How To Peel Tomatoes
Fill a large bowl with cold ice water.
Once the water has come to a boil, place the tomatoes into the boiling water.
How To Peel Tomatoes
After about a minute, you should see the skin start to peel.
How To Peel Tomatoes
Remove the tomatoes and place them into the bowl of ice water.
How To Peel Tomatoes
Leave the tomatoes in the ice water bath for 5-10 minutes, so that they stop cooking inside.
Once the tomatoes have cooled off, remove them from the ice water bowl.
On the top where the circle is use a paring knife and cut out the stem.
Start on the bottom where the X is, peeling the skin way. It should come off easily in large pieces because of the circle on the top and the x on the bottom.
How To Peel Tomatoes
That’s it.

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2 comments

patricia Marsden May 27, 2012 - 9:08 pm

Good to know.

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Gianna June 5, 2012 - 11:29 am

Very helpful, thank you!

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