|scalded tomato ready to run through the strainer|
Most recipes call for scalding tomatoes to peel those chewy skins off since you won't use them for making sauce/juice. Some recipes call for crushing the tomatoes and then running them through a food mill or strainer to remove the skins and seeds. But what about you don't use a food mill or strainer and just peel them for your crushed or chopped tomatoes? What to do with those skins besides feed them to the chickens? I can tell you right now that when those chickens see me coming out with the blue bucket that they run the opposite direction. I think they are tired of tomatoes. But with all this scalding/straining of tomatoes it reminded me of a post by a dear blogger and friend to many, who passed away a couple months ago, about making tomato powder from tomato skins.
|Tomatoes, again? Seriously?!|
Here's her post on taking those peeled tomato skins and dehydrating them:
Tomato Skins to Tomato Powder (Easy Tomato Paste & Sauce from Tomato Skins)
Well, back to the stove - the catsup is ready to be canned. I hope you try SciFi Chick's instructions on dehydrating tomato skins to make power or, at the very least, print them out and try next year!