How to Ripen and Skin Tomatoes

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Have you ever come across a recipe that requires you to skin a tomato?  Well I was stunned. Skin a tomato?  I had never heard of such a thing.  Well it turns out that it is something that some recipes require, and it is actually really easy!  We lay out the exact steps towards skinning tomatoes the easiest way.  If you’ve ever wondered how to skin a tomato, then all of your questions will be answered.

It turns out there are a few different ways to skin a tomato, but we found that this special tricky way to skin them is not only really easy, but also fast, fun, and amazing!  This is the sort of trick that will make you kids start calling you “chef mom.”  Learn the best way to do it once and for all.

Whether you are skinning your tomatoes or making them into a fresh salsa, they all definitely need to be ripe.  Everyone and their grandma thinks they know the best way to ripen tomatoes, but we researched to find the most scientific and effective way to ripen them.

It turns out that fruits and vegetables give off a special gas called Ethelyn that plays a big role in the ripening process.  Many people think that ripening by setting tomatoes out in the sun works, but this only allows this helpful gas to escape more easily.  Instead, place your unripe tomatoes together in a brown bag or covered box, somewhere warm and dry.  After a few days, check on them.  You’ll be amazed at how ripe they are!

Now that you know a bit more about tomatoes, you may want to visit Recipe Lion to find some great new recipes to try.  I don’t know about you, but all this talk of tomatoes is making me hungry!


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