How do you blanch tomatoes for freezing. Wash and dry your tomatoes well before cutting. To freeze squeeze the air out of the bag or container. Start peeling the tomatoes from the incision you created earlier and work your way up. Cover the blancher or kettle with a tight fitting lid and allow the tomatoes to boil over high heat for 30 seconds.
Tips on freezing tomatoes. Place the tomatoes into a blanching basket and carefully lower them into the boiling water. How to blanch peel tomatoes for canning freezing or cooking to blanch tomatoes youll need. Place your skinned tomatoes onto cookie sheets and.
Keep them submerged for a few seconds long enough to cool then peel the tomatoes by hand or with the knife. Plunge the tomatoes in the ice water for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Place the tomatoes into a wire basket and lower them into the boiling water. Lift the basket from the pot to remove the tomatoes from the boiling water and drop them into a bowl of ice water for at least 30 seconds to cool them off and stop the cooking process.
Be sure to cut away the stem and core before cutting. Place the blanched tomatoes on a paper towel or clean cloth to dry. How to blanch tomatoes peeling and storing your tomatoes remove the tomatoes with a slotted spoon 1 at a time. Then put them on a cookie sheet and follow the steps for freezing whole tomatoes.
I like to scrub them with a vinegar vegetable wash if i buy them from the store and they arent. Make sure your tomatoes are firm ripe and free of major bruising.