28
Oct
09

Seeding Tomatoes

Tomatoes Seeded & Chopped

Not a seed to be found.

  Many times you’ll run across a recipe that calls for seeded tomatoes.  If you are new to cooking, you might not know that there are things you can do to make this process easier.  It will also save you time in the long run.

Seeding Tomatoes

  First, if there is a trick to seeding a tomato it’s in the slicing.  Make sure you cut the tomato in half across its  “equator.”  If you cut from top to bottom only a few of the seed containing chambers will be exposed.

  Next, you scoop the seeds out of each individual chamber.  A spoon or small melon baller can be used, but I find the easiest and most effective tool is a clean finger.

  Another way to remove the seeds is to squeeze the tomato cut side down over a trash bin.  While squeezing is a little faster, it will sometimes leave a few seeds behind and crush the tomato.  If there are many tomatoes to be seeded and appearance isn’t important, (like for a sauce) this method may be preferrable.

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