This week for Kitchen Basics 101 we will learn how to slice a tomato.
Choosing the proper knife to slice a tomato is very important.
The flesh of the tomato is very delicate and using the wrong knife will give you crushed pieces of tomato instead of beautiful slices. Always use a serrated knife.
Remove the stem. Using a small paring knife, with a slight angle cut a hole around the area where the stem was and remove the core of the tomato. If you want, now is the time to scoop out the seeds. You can do this with either your fingers or using a small spoon. Holding the tomato securely, with the top and the bottom of the tomato going sideways (horizontal) start slicing with the serrated knife. I always start at the bottom of the tomato and work my way to the top, but it really doesn’t matter which side you start on.
Now you’re ready to enjoy the tomato slices on top of a sandwich or in a fresh salad.
Do you have a special way that helps you slice your tomatoes easier? Leave me a comment and tell me about it.