The easiest ways to remove tomatoes skin
Find out and learn how to peel tomatoes in no time.
Let’s discover together the easiest ways to remove tomatoes skin.
If you would like to make a good tomato sauce you have two choices.
Buy a good brand of canned peeled tomatoes or use nice ripe tomatoes.
Using fresh tomatoes, to make the classic Italian tomato sauce, you must first peel them.
There are two easy methods to peel the tomatoes, it all depends on how many tomatoes you have to peel and how ripe they are.
Normally we often eat tomatoes with all the skin, like salads but to prepare the sauce or a preserve sometimes we find ourselves having to peel large quantities of tomatoes in a very short time. Many people hate doing it: it becomes a very confusing, and dirty procedure.
Is it possible to peel them quickly?
Of course: in this guide, I explain the easiest ways to remove tomatoes skin. All you need is, of course, tomatoes a knife, boiling water and a basin with ice.
Use a vegetable peeler
You can peel firm tomatoes white a sharp vegetable peeler just like any vegetable, but you can lose a bit of tomato flesh with this method.
If you’re peeling softer, likely riper tomatoes or have a lot of tomatoes to peel you may need to blanch them which can be done very easily:
Cut a small “X” just through the thin skin on the bottom of each tomato.
Dip the tomatoes in a pot of boiling water, and let them sit for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Long enough so that the skin near the “X” that you made is curling away from the tomato.
Lift or drain the tomatoes out of the hot water. If you let them sitting hot too long, you can quickly dunk them into ice water to stop them from cooking or softening too much.
It is astonishing to see how the skin comes off so easily from each tomato.
Use a paring knife to lift or scrape them off, if you properly blanch the tomatoes, it is easy to peel them with just your fingers.