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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Using Tomato Surplus - Skinning for Freezing. 9.28.16
Skinned Tomatoes, Ready to Use or Freeze. 9.28.16
Yet another way to use surplus tomatoes. Preparing Romas to freeze as whole tomatoes is easy - just wash them off, cut off any bad spots. Bring pot of water to boil. Boil one minute - I timed it. Then plunge them into ice water. The ice water stops the cooking and prevents the inside from turning into tomato paste. The skins slide off easily. Some need a nick with a knife to get started, but other than that the process couldn't be easier.
I froze two freezer bags for future soups or tamales or other use. I also sliced a bunch for tamales today.