Tomatoes--a hint

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Dorothy Curtis Recipe
Well Seasoned
Canby, OR (pop. 15,829)
Member Since Aug 2011
Dorothy's notes for this recipe:
I read this hint and thought some others might find it interesting. I have no idea how well it works.
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Don't let tomatoes go to waste at the end of the growing season if you don't have time to put them up. Just wash them and freeze them in bags--cutting large ones into quareters--until you are ready to use them. The night before making a sauce or soup, transfer the bags to the fridge. The next morning, just put the tomatoes on a baking sheet and let them thaw to room temperature--after about an hour the skins will slip off.
Then use the tomatoes to make your favorite tomato sauce or soup.
I have not tried this but it sounds like something that would work..if you have the room to store the tomatoes in the freezer.

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user Dorothy Curtis CanbyDorothy - Jun 7, 2012
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user Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben - Jun 7, 2012
Dorothy, I have done this with all of the tomatoes at the end of the season....even the green ones. I put them in freezer bags and put them in the freezer. I make LOTS of hot sauce, red and green, and these are just perfect after they are thawed. The skin does just slip off and they are ready to be put in the blender to make any kind of sauce that you wish. This is a great tip.....
Dorothy' this is something my Mother always did and now I do as well. It works great.

Sometimes, if I have the time, I'll peel the tomato before freezing it. Either way, it works quite well.

user Dorothy Curtis CanbyDorothy - Jun 7, 2012
I am so glad to hear this does work great. I didn't know if I should add it because I hadn't tried it yet, but at least your comments will help other. Thank you, cc and Jeanne. :)
user JoAnn Mac Diarmid wholelottacookin - Jun 7, 2012
This is a great way to take care of those extra tomatoes. I do peel them before freezing. And when the last of them are slow to ripen, they can be done a few at a time and just added to a partially filled zipper freezer bag. A real time saver!

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