To remove the skins of
tomatoes quickly, put them into a wire basket and sink it quickly into a
kettle of hot water. Do not let the tomatoes stand in the water long
enough to heat through, and plunge into cold water immediately from the
hot. Another way is to rub the skins backward with the blunt edge of a
knife. In this way the tomato does not need scalding, and according to
epicures is more tasty.