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Topic: What is your method for freezing tomatoes?

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Subject: What is your method for freezing tomatoes?
Date Posted: 9/25/2008 9:25 AM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2006
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My counter is overflowing with tomatoes and it's time to put some away.  I'd love to hear what others do before storing in freezer.  I usually parboil, skiin, de-seed & chop up before placing in freezer bags.  What do you do?

Last Edited on: 9/25/08 9:26 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/26/2008 9:20 AM ET
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I do what you do when I have the time. If I'm short of time, I wash them and pack the tomatoes whole and uncooked in gallon bags in the freezer. Then, when I want to use them I drop them, still frozen, in boiling water til the skins crack, removed them from the water and chop while they are still solid. Both work well but I prefer the first method.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 9/30/2008 1:26 AM ET
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Mom used to blanch, peel the skin and then freeze them whole in ziplock baggies.