Peeling Tomatoes With Fire

So you’re a pyromaniac. I get it.

The skin of a tomato is too thin to remove with knives and fancy gadgets, so I’m going to let you in on a dirty little secret. 

Peeling tomatoes without fancy gadgets:

Give your tomatoes a quick rinse to get the crap off.

LIGHTLY slice a an ‘X’ on the opposite side of the stem.

Shove a fork in the stem side and rotate each one over the flame for about 20-30 seconds, making sure that each part of the skin gets exposed to the heat.

(While you shouldn’t want to burn your house down, I’ve had tomatoes fall off the fork and into the flame for a brief moment but they are always fine. They don’t cry or anything.)

Since you sliced the X in the tomato, you can start peeling tomatoes in that spot once it cools off.

Repeat this process to peel all of your tomatoes and remember to turn off your stove.

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Stacey Troilo
An avid equestrian, cyclist and mounted archer, Stacey is an experienced branding and social engagement consultant for small to mid-sized businesses. Her passion for homeopathy and emergency preparedness has been showcased around the web.
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