Monday, September 27, 2010

Freezing Tomatoes

The process is simple for freezing tomatoes. First you put them in boiling water for 45-60 seconds, then you douched them in a bowl of ice cold water, then you remove the skins, then you smoooch them in your hands get remove the seeds and extra moisture and then you put them in freezer bags.  Simple.  The whole process took about 1 1/2 hours and now I have fresh homegrown garden tomatoes for the winter.


  1. My aunt swears by just freezing them whole. When you want to use one, let it sit out on a plate, then hold under running water to easily remove the skins -- de-seed the same way you did above.

    I froze mine on cookie sheets and then transferred to plastic freezer bags. We'll see how it works....

  2. Hmmmm...I might try that Becky. Sounds less labor intensive. Freezing seems less labor/time consuming (I can still see my mum and my aunts and gramma standing over a hot stove with the mason jars all ready for canning sweating all the way over the hot stove then hearing the pop of the canning jars popping to prove the seal had sealed.) Freezing seems cooler. Literally and figuratively.