|Written by Darlene Michaud|
If you like to cook, you will often come across a recipe that asks you to peel a tomato. First, there is no law saying that you have to actually peel the tomato. If you don't mind the skin of your tomato ending up in your cooked dish, then just use your tomato with the peeling! However, if you do want to peel your tomato, it's very easy to do. And this works the same for any kind of tomato, including cherry tomatoes.
Step 1:┬á Boil water in a saucepan. Boil enough water so your tomato will be fully covered by water when you drop it in the water.
Step 2:┬á Take the boiling water off the heat and carefully drop your whole tomato (not cut) into the boiling water. You can lower it into the water with a spoon so you don't burn yourself with splattering hot water.
Step 3:┬á Leave your tomato in the boiling water for 15 seconds and check it by turning it with a spoon. If it looks like the skin is starting to get loose, then you can remove it from the water.
Step 4:┬á Let your tomato cool just long enough so you can touch it without burning yourself, then using your fingers, simply peel off the tomato skin.┬á If it's stubborn, you can put it back in the water a bit longer, or you can just remove any of the leftover skin with a paring knife.
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