Roundup: Our Best Tips for Summer Tomatoes

Roundup: Our Best Tips for Summer Tomatoes

The East Coast has finally caught up with the West Coast, and now we've all got tomatoes in the markets. Time for a perfect tomato sandwich—and a refresher course on the best way to store, slice, skin, and savor tomatoes... We've offered a lot of suggestions on caring for tomatoes over the years, and these are some of the best. If you want recipes for using fresh, ripe tomatoes, click here. • For starters, know where to store your tomatoes. (NOT in the fridge, but maybe on your dining table?) • You can buy an All-Clad Tomato Slicer, but the easiest tool is really a bread knife. • To give them a bit more dimension, roast them under the broiler before chopping them up for a recipe. • Or skin them for a pretty salad. • Got green tomatoes in your garden? Here's how to ripen them or use them as they are. Our favorite: fried green tomatoes. • If you have a surplus, here's some encouragement for preserving them in jars. Any more secrets for choosing, handling, or storing tomatoes? Add them to the list. Related: Kitchen Gallery: Red Like a Tomato (Image: Flickr member jacki-dee, licensed for use under Creative Commons)
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