The best way to peel a tomato is to boil a pan of water. Place your tomato(s) in the boiling water for about two minutes. Then put the tomato into cold water. This will cause the skin to break and will make it easy to peel the tomato. All you need to do now is take a knife, catch the edge of the skin where it is splitting and gently pull it off. You can the use the tomatoes for whatever you desire including canning, cooking, and even eating!