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Blanching tomatoes in hot water
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How to Blanch and Peel Tomatoes

This simple easy to follow guide for peeling tomatoes1
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Keyword: How to peel tomatoes
Yield: 4 lbs
Cost: $3.00


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  • large kettle
  • slotted spoon


  • 4 lbs Ripe Tomatoes


  • Fill large kettle 1/2 full of water and bring to a boil.
  • Carefully add the washed fresh tomatoes to the boiling water using a slotted spoon to avoid splashing.
    Blanching tomatoes in hot water
  • In about 20 seconds you will see the skin on the tomatoes start to split. Once the skin on the tomato splits, remove the tomato from the boiling water with a slotted spoon.
    Blanched tomatoes in a colander
  • Put the tomato in cold water to stop the cooking process.
  • If a tomatoe's skin didn't split within 2 minutes after placing it in the boiling water, remove it anyway and put it in the cold water.
  • The skins will slip off easily.
    Peeling a blanched tomato