Slipping Skins


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Slipping the skins on peaches or tomatoes.


Bring a pot of water to the boil.  With a sharp paring knife cut a small cross in the end of the fruit opposite the stem end.  Now, gently slide one or two fruits into the boiling water and leave for between ten or fifteen seconds.  Remove from the boiling water with a pair of tongs and drop into a bowl of ice water or run under cold running water just until they are cool enough to handle.  Then, using a small paring knife, you can easily remove just the skins.


Do not put more peaches or tomatoes into the boiling water than you can peel before they become completely cool or you will have a hard time getting the skins off.  And, this works best with fully ripened fruit.


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