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I need to can some tomatoes today and was wondering how I should do it.

I boil the tomatoes then put them in cold water to peel them.Some of my tomatoes have bad spots on them.

Should I cut the bad spots out then boil them to peel?

How would you do it?

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I think it would be better to put them in the boiling water first. It might not make any difference either way, though, since you only have to leave them there for about 30 seconds.
 

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Yup- I do what OD said. If you cut into the tomato before putting it into the hot water, you will have a really big mess. peel and then cut out the bad places. DON'T boil the toms. too long- 30 seconds will do it.
 

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If you have a strainer like a vitorio, you can just run all the tomatoes thru and make puree and can that. Much less work! You don't have to peel and you don't have seeds.
 

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We used a straino juicer.I cut out the bad spots and the cores.I left some with the core and brown pulp came out so I cut out the cores too.
 
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