My neighbors have the loveliest garden I’ve ever seen! There are all types of flowers growing around their home and a huge variety of veggies. Every few days they bring us some tomatoes. I’ve never eaten fresh tomatoes straight from a garden, so I had no idea what to do with them. I didn’t want them to just sit on my counter and go to waste and I definitely didn’t want to have to throw them away because they spoiled. I could have chopped them up and put them on a sandwich or in a salad, but I never liked tomatoes on bread or in my salads. I decided to try my hand at making my own tomato sauce. The recipe for the sauce will come later, but I wanted to share how to skin a tomato for homemade tomato sauce. Enjoy!
Wash the tomatoes. Place tomatoes in a medium pan (or appropriate size pan for the size and amount you need) with water and cook over low to medium heat. When tomatoes come to a small boil and the skin starts to split, remove from heat and pour out water.
Add cold water and ice to the pan and allow to sit for 2 minutes.
The skin slides right off the tomato.