If you don’t know how to peel a tomato, this article will show you how. You don’t need to peel tomatoes for everything you make, but sometimes a recipe will ask for it. The reason for this is that it gives sauces a smoother texture.
What You Will Need
- Paring knife
- Small saucepan
- Slotted spoon
- Ice bath – A bowl or large jug filled with ice and water
How To Peel A Tomato Step by Step
Step 1 – Wash the tomato and remove any stickers.
Step 2 -Use a small sharp knife to remove the core.
Step 3 – Turn the tomato over and cut an X on the bottom of the tomato.
Step 4 -Fill a large container or jug with water and ice and put it aside.
Step 5 -Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Use a spoon and carefully place the 2 or 3 tomatoes into the boiling water. Let them sit there for about 30 seconds, or until you start to see the skin peel away at the cut sections.
Step 6 -Use a slotted spoon to remove the tomatoes from the boiling water and immediately place them into the icy water. Let them sit in the cold water for about 5 minutes.
Step 7 – Remove the tomatoes and use your hands to peel the skin from the tomatoes. There may be some hard-to-remove pieces of tomato skin – peel these away with a small sharp knife.
After peeling them, you can remove the tomato seeds.