How to peel tomatoes using a flame


How to peel tomatoes using a flame
The classic and most usual way to peel tomatoes is by plunging them first into boiling water, then into cold.

But there is another method, "flame peeling", which is quicker than boiling water as it bursts the tomato skins open very rapidly. Here is how to do it.
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Last modified on: July 17th 2019

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For 4 tomatoes, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 2 tomatoes 4 tomatoes 8 tomatoes 12 tomatoes
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
11 min.11 min.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 1 min.
How to peel tomatoes using a flame : Photo of step #1
Cut a cross in the top of 4 tomatoes.

Stage 2
How to peel tomatoes using a flame : Photo of step #2
Stick a tomato on a fork.

Stage 3
How to peel tomatoes using a flame : Photo of step #3
Hold in the flame, turning it round slowly until...

Stage 4 - 4 min.
How to peel tomatoes using a flame : Photo of step #4
...the skin bursts, which takes about 10 seconds.

Do this with all the tomatoes.

Stage 5 - 4 min.
How to peel tomatoes using a flame : Photo of step #5
The peel should now be easy to peel off and can be discarded.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
How to peel tomatoes using a flame : Photo of step #6
Cut round, remove and discard the hard part in the top of each tomato.

Stage 7
How to peel tomatoes using a flame : Photo of step #7
Your tomatoes are now ready for use in your recipe.
Remarks
As you will have gathered, you need a suitable flame source: a gas hob burner or torch in the kitchen, or a barbecue (good if you are outdoors in summer, preparing one of these delicious salads.

This method has many advantages: it is quicker of course, but the flavour is also better, as none of the tomatoes' delicate flavour is lost by soaking in water.
Keeping
Should be used the same day.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
80 Kcal or 335 Kj4 gr16 gr0 gr
4 %2 %2 %0 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
20 Kcal or 84 Kj1 gr4 gr0 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %0 %
Per tomatoe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
20 Kcal or 84 Kj1 gr4 gr0 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 tomatoes : 1.60 €
  • Per tomatoe : 0.40 €

Change currency:

Note: Be careful, these prices are only an estimate, you can consult the table of prices by ingredients used for this estimate.
Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
TomatoTomato: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Hamburgers, Tomato tart, Paella, Souda salad, Fine multi-tomato tart, ... All
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