I can’t imagine a recipe more southern than tomato pie, can you? It is truly my favorite summertime dish. I hate to even admit it – but I DO eat a tomato almost every single day in the summer. Here is a general warning – take it for what it is worth – You better not try to grab the last German Johnson tomato at the fruit stand – because, it is MINE! It could get nasty. Just sayin.
I planted 24 of my own German Johnson Tomatoes this year though – so, we should be cool. As I write this, I am getting ready to pack to go on vacation and the thing that is really bothering me is my concern over what am I going to do with the 6 or so German Johnson’s that are sitting in my kitchen window right now. I think they are going to go in a paper bag and travel right along to the beach with me!
Anyway, for many recipes such as tomato pie, one must peel the tomatoes first. That can be a real chore. My mother does this with her small kitchen knife . You might do it the same way.
I wanted to introduce you to an easy way to peel a tomato. Very easy. It does, however, make more dirty dishes. So – there is that.
Step by step photo instructions of how to easily peel a tomato
- 1 sauce pan of boiling water
- Number of tomatoes that must be peeled
- 1 bowl of ice water
- wash tomatoes
- cut an X on the bottom of the tomato
- submerse in boiling water and allow to boil for about 2 minutes – just until skin starts to loosen
- Remove the tomatoes to the ice water and allow to rest in the icewater for 2-3 minutes (stops the cooking from the boiling water)
- The tomato skins will be loose and easy to slip right off.