The Why, When, and How: Peeling Tomatoes

Peeling Tomatoes?! Do I really need to do that?!
Sometimes you might want to, and it’s a very quick and easy process. Here, we discuss and demonstrate this technique for you in case you need it at some point in the future.

Why: using peeled tomatoes gives a better texture to a dish you’re using them in. Often times in dishes, if you haven’t pre-peeled your tomatoes, the peel separates somewhat within the dish and it can be not very appetizing to chew on!

When: use peeled tomatoes in things like finer sauces, soups, and compotes.

How: Make an “X” in the tomato, boil for 30 seconds to one minute (max), followed immediately by a dunk in ice cold water. Then, watch the skin practically fall off! See Karen in the video below illustrating this further (you GO girl!)-

Have any questions or additional clarification, please feel free to comment here and we’ll get back to you.
Enjoy and enjoy getting the most out of your meals!

Carol and Karen


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