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How to Peel Tomatoes, Nectarines or Peaches

  1. Boil water.
  2. Cut ‘X’ in the bottom of each peach or tomato.
  3. Submerse in boiling water.
  4. Submerse in ice bath.
  5. Peel.


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How to Peel Tomatoes, Nectarines or Peaches

Knowing how to peel Tomatoes, Nectarines or Peaches with little effort can save you much frustration in the kitchen. Stone fruit like peaches, tomatoes, or any fruit with thin skin and delicate flesh can be tricky to peel but are often called for in recipes.

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1- Boil water. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil

2- Cut ‘X’ in the bottom of each peach or tomato.

3- Submerse in boiling water. Carefully lower it into the boiling water and let it sit there for about 30 seconds to two minutes.

4- Submerse in ice bath. Remove the fruit and immediately drop them into an ice bath to stop the cooking process.

5- Peel. When they’re cooled and easy to handle, take your paring knife and pull the skin away from the flesh.


Err on the side of ‘under boiled’!


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