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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

For 4 tomatoes, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
PreparationStart to finish
11 min.11 min.
Keeping:
Should be used the same day.

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.

Nutritional information

% 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).

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Source

Home made.

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