The canning season may be over for most of us gardeners but we are excited about this tip that we discovered through a customer inquiry. We have always gone with the “blanch and peel” method of peeling tomatoes for canning, a messy and at times difficult method, but it works. However, when a customer asked us if we had a better method we thought we’d go looking and see what we could find. Our new favorite method: Gas-Flame Peeling! For more info on Easy Peel Tomatoes and other methods of peeling your favorite heirloom tomatoes click on over to http://www.wikihow.com/Peel-Tomatoes.
Easy Peel Tomatoes
Our customer K.S. and her husband tested the Gas-Flame Method, and gave us some helpful tips that they found made the process even better. “Hi. Just wanted to let you know that I did try the gas stove option and it works! What we did to improve on this is to use a metal ‘funnel’ for concentrating the heat not only making this process faster, but more energy efficient too. We already have a large metal ‘funnel’ that is part of a food mill Squeezo All Metal Food Mill which you can put upside down over the stove burner and makes a very good funnel for this purpose. Double teaming effort – hubby ‘roasting’ tomato skins off, placing them in a broad low bowl, allows cooling so wife can peel cooled skins off and cut into canning sizes and filling jars. 2 such bowls allow trading off processed tomatoes between hubby and wife. ”
Having a team of canners sure does make the process smoother, and more pleasant, too. 🙂 Thanks K.S. for the tip!
If other customers try this Easy Peel Tomatoes method, let us know how it works for you, we love hearing from you all.