Fill a large bowl with ice water, and put the bowl in a clean sink. The tomatoes should still be very firm, with the skin wrinkled and coming off the flesh.
Put the basket inside the pot with the boiling water. Gently place the tomatoes into the boiling water. Place a wedge on a cutting board, seed side facing up, skin side facing down. I use that all winter for soups, stews, stir fries, sandwiches, etc. Boiling water dip… the skins just slide off.
Did you make one of my recipes? I tried the boiling water method and it worked like a dream — thanks Tori! I will use the butter knife and bruising method. It was simple to do and worth the extra effort because the skins just lifted off.
Instructions Gas Flame Method Using a gas flame is the easiest way to peel tomatoes, in my opinion. Add 1 tsp. Peeling tomatoes requires some effort. While holding the tomato, rub the blade of the paring knife over the skin of the tomato. I only have a 9-inch grinder — do you think that will be a problem? You can process 3-4 tomatoes at a time using this method.
I am making dinner tomorrow but I want to get as much word done ahead of time. Thanks so much for the tips!
Do not do this while wearing a white shirt. Hey Hasan, Thanks for this tip.
My Grandmother taught me by running the tomato under hot tap water for a bit, then using a sharp paring knife to poke under the skin and pull it away in strips.
This will make peeling much easier. I turned each over the flame using the fork and left them on the counter to cool while I completed the others.
She was Austrian, married over 60 years to an Italian man. Rinse your tomatoes and pat them dry.