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Is there an easy way to peel tomatoes?

  1. Dave Cald profile image80
    Dave Caldposted 8 years ago

    Is there an easy way to peel tomatoes?

    I started growing tomatoes in my garden two years ago, and what a rewarding and fun hobby it has become! But come harvest, I am overwhelmed with tomatoes and searching for recipes to use them all up. Many recipes call for peeled tomatoes, and I always end up carving off half of my tomato just to remove the skin. There must be an easier way!

  2. Barkley Rosehill profile image78
    Barkley Rosehillposted 8 years ago

    If your looking for an easy way to peel a tomato, well...your in luck! Many recipes require a tomato to be peeled, and if you don't know the trick of the trade you are probably lopping off large parts of succulent flesh every time you attempt to... read more

  3. Delaney Boling profile image63
    Delaney Bolingposted 8 years ago

    Here's your answer Dave - http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-peel-tom … or-canning Hope this helps and enjoy those tomatoes!

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    imike1posted 8 years ago

    Drop them in boiling water for a few seconds. Pull them out and dip them in cold water. Skin slides right off

  5. DzyMsLizzy profile image96
    DzyMsLizzyposted 7 years ago

    A variation on the boiling water technique is to spear the stem end of the tomato onto a large cooking fork, and hold it over the gas burner flame for a few seconds until the skin starts to split. 
    Then, dunk in ice water as with the boiling water trick.  It will peel just as easily, and sometimes, you don't even need the ice water dunk.