View Full Version : Taking the skin off Tomatoes??

04-30-2009, 07:11 AM
I have a few ripe tomatoes here and want to put them in the chili I am making today.. Anyone know an easy way to get the skin off??

04-30-2009, 08:30 AM
Babzz, what I do, is - after putting a small X on the tomato with a knife, I place the tomatoes in boiling water until the skin softens. The skin will peel off with no problems.

04-30-2009, 09:19 AM
thanks :)

two or three mintues maybe?

04-30-2009, 11:28 AM
I would give it 5 min, don't let them cool too much when you take them out. Start peeling at the X you made, I use a small sharp knife to peel.

04-30-2009, 12:09 PM
worked like a charm :) I did not even need a paring knife. The skin practically feel off. Thanks Genny

I put them in a cold water bath after i boiled them to stop the cooking.