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In this video, you can learn how to peel, seed, core and chop a tomato like a pro!



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  • Looks difficult, but with practice I'm sure it gets easier!! - 12/2/14

  • Thank you Chef Meg for showing us this French culinary technique. - 9/1/14

  • Interesting - 8/27/14

  • I'm confused, if the skin is not digestible why roast it and use in other dishes? I would think the skin has a lot of fiber and that is good for you. Just wondering.... - 5/24/14

  • Good information. - 1/15/14

  • Wow I could have used this in the summer when all the tomatoes came in - 1/1/14

  • Thanks meg - 11/19/13

  • Thanks, Meg. - 8/7/13

  • cool - 8/7/13

  • Hope peeling the skin off is easier than peeling some egg shells. Thanks! - 7/13/13

  • Chef Meg may make a cook out of me yet!
    Thank you for the great video! - 6/22/13

  • great video! Thanks - 6/16/13

  • Interesting - 5/14/13

  • Great info - 5/14/13

  • Interesting - 5/10/13

  • Good to know! Thanks! - 8/30/12

  • Helpful!
    - 8/28/12

  • neat info - 8/27/12

  • Good information. - 5/9/12

  • That's nice!!! - 12/23/11

  • I'm glad I saw this I love tomatos - 11/2/11

  • Never knew this about the skin for I can tomatoes alot. Great idea I knew about boiling to get skin off but the ice bath would sure save the fingers. - 9/28/11

  • Wow! Wish they would have taught us "skills" like this in Home Ec! - 9/15/11

  • Thanks! Keep them coming.
    - 9/6/11

  • Thank you. I learned something new today. - 9/2/11

  • ummm..okay - 9/1/11

  • Learned that in school. - 8/31/11

  • Interesting! - 8/30/11

  • Good to be reminded of a good technique! Thanks. - 8/29/11

  • thanks - 8/29/11

  • Good idea. - 8/29/11

  • Very interesting video. Thanks! - 8/29/11

  • Nice! - 8/28/11

  • GREAT - 8/27/11

  • good technique...takes time though, doesn't it?? - 8/27/11

  • owesome, i'll use this as a snack - 8/27/11

  • looks like the same thing i do to seed my bell peppers minus the boiling - 8/27/11

  • Thanks I always wanted to know how to seed tomatoes. - 8/27/11

  • okay - 8/27/11

  • I like the pivot move - 8/27/11

  • I wish that I would've seen your video before... I make tomato concasse but I have been doing it the hard way - I did cut the skin, but in de-seeding, it was a loooot longer process!!! - 8/27/11

  • Great Tip. Thanks! - 8/27/11

  • I never cut into the tomato to blanche, that is one way you can tell when the tomato is done is when some of the tomatoes' skins pop while cooking you know its time to take out. I also agree the nutrients are next to the skin and we also need the fiber in the skin to help our digestive system. - 8/27/11

  • Thanks. - 8/27/11

  • I very seldom peeled tomatoes in the past, but now that my husband has swallowing problems I do it for every purpose. Since I often just need one tomato I find I don't need a bowl of ice water -- holding the boiled tomato under cold running water works OK. We eat the seeds. - 8/27/11

  • What a great thing for my aging mother who cannot chew the peel. What a great ambassador for us in the Cincinnati area! - 8/27/11

  • Thanks, may help with the pickier eaters, I prefer mine just washed. - 8/26/11

  • Great! - 8/26/11

  • Pretty neat! :) - 8/26/11

  • Thanks for the tip on removing the skin and seeds of the tomato. - 8/26/11

  • Thank u for sharing. I eat tomatoes like I eat fruit sometimes a whole one. - 8/26/11

  • I've used dipping tomatoes in boiling water to peel them easily for years. I can handle the skin on a slice of tomato on a sandwich, but otherwise, I can't stand the skin! I cannot fathom throwing out the seeds. - 8/26/11

  • wow, thanks! - 8/26/11

  • Good info - 8/26/11

  • Actually, you should NOT peel your tomatoes. Ninety-eight percent of the flavonols (phytochemicals) in tomatoes is found in the tomato skin, along with significant amounts of 2 carotenoids. Seeds are good for you too, so don't seed 'em either--taste better, too, with less work! - 8/26/11

  • Very Informative and Great with all the tomatoes this time of year . Thanks - 8/26/11

  • Good information - 8/26/11

  • I used this method all the time, except for the cross cuts on the bottom. That makes it much easier. Thanks! - 8/26/11

  • great video - 8/26/11

  • Thanks Chef Meg, when canning tomatoes, my grandmother would cut one end, make the crosshatch cut, stick the tomato on a long handled fork, plunge it into a huge pot of boiling water, then into an ice bucket and peel the tomato; all the while with the tomato still on the fork. - 8/26/11

  • Great tips! I'd never seen this technique before. I can imagine it will be a definate time save when making fresh salsa! - 8/26/11

  • cool - 8/26/11

  • thanks - 8/26/11

  • Thank you this intersting way to work with tomatoes - 8/26/11

  • The skin of a tomato is not digestible. First time I heard that. - 8/26/11

  • This is how I prep tomatoes for my out-of-this-world chili. - 8/26/11

  • Good idea! I have run hot water over the tomato and then pull off the skin. I didn't know about the ice water. Thanks! - 8/26/11

  • That was good to watch and see how it was done! - 8/26/11

  • Have done this for years. I use a lot of tomatoes in my Nana's delicious 'Chili Sauce'! - 8/26/11

  • I learn so much from Spark - 8/26/11

  • no thanks. I pick my tomatoes and eat them as they grew - whole skin and all for the best nutrients. - 8/26/11

  • Clever trick. Can't wait to try it! - 8/26/11

  • Excellent - 8/26/11

  • Cool. Thanks., - 8/26/11

  • Thanks! I've always wanted to know how to do that! (Going to farmers market for tomatoes soon!) - 8/26/11

  • What a great skill. Thank you for sharing. - 8/26/11

  • we need a videpo on how to use the seeds and skin... seems like the meat would be awfully dry.. the seed core contains all the water - 8/26/11

  • I love tomatoes. I didn't know that the peel/skin was non-digestable. Great information - 8/26/11

  • I have to try this! - 8/26/11

  • Why are we getting rid of the skin and seeds? I thought most of the fiber and vitamins were in the skin and I am also pretty sure that I read that the lutein was actually in the "orangey gel" that surrounds the seeds... so to my way of thinking--- we need the skin and seeds too. So, what's up with - 8/26/11

  • That was really cool. It took me 3 summers to make myself like tomatoes. Now I'm on the lettuce. LOL - 8/26/11

  • Great I like that. - 8/26/11

  • I am not a tomato eater!!! - 8/26/11

  • I liked the fact the the tomato seeds can removed all at one time this way. - 8/26/11

  • Thank you. - 8/26/11

  • Interesting that this came as an email, right along with one about wasting food............ - 8/26/11

  • I wonder, also. Often the skin is a needed fiber, but in some recipes you may need to remove it. But the seeds? I have always used the whole tomato for fresh salsa. Is it in canning or cooking that the seeds are unneeded? - 8/26/11

  • Thanks for the tip of the day! - 8/26/11

  • When I was younger my mother would give us a slice of crusted bread with a spread of the inside of the tomato, seeds, and juice, with a dab of oil and salt.....yum - 8/26/11

  • Remember that from childhood. Last used that trick 20 years. Thanks for the refresher. - 8/26/11

  • Did not know about this before! It looks easy! - 8/26/11

  • Interesting info about skins. - 8/26/11

  • Really enjoyed this video. I am hoping that there is a response to what to do with the skins and the part with the seeds. We should all try to use as much as our food as possible. Do we freeze the skin after we roast it or before? - 8/26/11

  • Great info - thank you!! - 8/26/11

  • This technique for skinning also works for peaches, nectarines, and appricots. I use it all the time. - 8/26/11

  • This is timely for me. Someone just gave us a big bag of fat tomatoes from their garden! - 8/26/11

  • never thought about deseeding before - cool to see how to do it! - 8/26/11

  • Great advice! Also, enjoyed finding out about the skins which I always tossed prior to today! Thanks! - 8/26/11

  • Something new every day! - 8/26/11

  • hmm, never seen that technique before! - 8/26/11



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