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Freeze Tomatoes

Freeze Tomatoes

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Freeze tomatoes when they're in season, and you'll never have to settle for those pricey, mealy orbs that they try to pass off as tomatoes during the winter.

To Freeze:

Wash thoroughly. Then, freeze whole and unpeeled on a tray. Transfer to freezer bags once fully frozen.

or

Wash and remove the ends of the tomatoes. Blanch; remove the skins; and freeze whole in bags.

or

Wash and remove the ends of the tomatoes. Then, blanch; chop and freeze in bags.

Just choose the method that works best for you, and freeze away.

Tips:

1. Frozen tomatoes should be used in cooked recipes only. Freezing changes the texture and makes them too soft for eating raw.

2. Freeze some tomatoes whole and chop others to accommodate a variety of recipes.

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