It’s tomato season! Half a dozen just came in from the garden yesterday.
And I know I’m not the only person who won’t just bite into a tomato like an apple. I like them peeled, with all of that seed-gooky-stuff taken out.
Last year I tried the age old tip to remove the peels. It’s so easy, it’s ridiculous.
Now. A lot of projects/tasks on the internet claim to be “easy” and turn in to something so difficult or time consuming you want to cry or beat your head against a wall.
This is not one of those hurtful claims.
Here is all you have to do:
- Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Fill a small mixing bowl with water and LOTS of ice.
- Use a knife to cut an X in the bottom of each of the tomatoes.
- Working 1 or 2 at a time, place the tomato into the boiling water.
- After about 20 seconds, use a slotted spoon to transfer the tomato from the pot to the ice water. (This stops the tomato from cooking any further).
- Once cool, take the tomato out of the water, and the skin should slide off practically on its own!
I was honestly shocked when I pulled my 1st tomato out of the ice water and 1/2 of the peel just shed right off. The rest of the peel comes off with minimal effort. Which is fabulous for a finicky eater like me