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How To Core a Tomato

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Cored tomatoes are much easier to handle when peeling. Here's how to do it.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 1 minute

Here's How:

  1. Place the tomato on its side, holding it steady with one hand.
  2. Just outside the core and next to the stem, insert a small knife about 1 inch into the tomato.
  3. Rotating the tomato as you cut, carve a full circle around the stem end, keeping the point of the knife angled towards the center.
  4. Remove the core.

Tips:

  1. Use cored, peeled tomatoes in sauces, salads, and other dishes.
  2. For stuffed tomatoes, cut a wider circle then remove all of the pulp.

What You Need

  • tomatoes
  • small sharp knife

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