I need you to shower me with sympathy, so which sounds like a bigger deal, four dozen or forty-eight?
Anyway, peeling nectarines is a slippery, messy task – same goes for peaches or tomatoes … unless you know the trick!
Which is …
- Bring a pot of water to boil (enough to submerge the peach, nectarine or tomato).
- While the water comes to a boil, fill a bowl with cold water and lots of ice (enough to submerge the peach, nectarine or tomato).
- Using a slotted spoon, dip nectarines and tomatoes into the boiling water for about 10 maybe 20 seconds. Peaches take a little longer.
- Remove the fruit from the boiling water and immediately submerge it in the ice water.
- You can now easily pull the skin off with your fingers. Some people use a paring knife but I find that impeccably clean hands are the perfect tool for this job.
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