I know this is late in “tomato season” like it is here in Michigan. Plan ahead for next year and buy yourself one of these tomato slicers. I have been using this gadget for a few years and I absolutely love it. I have always had trouble cutting a straight thin slice of tomato for a sandwich or just to eat with a little salt and pepper and a tomato slicer is my answer.
One of Gene’s pet peeves was evenly sliced tomatoes and for some reason I could not do this. The tomato slice started out thin but by the time I got to the other side it was fatter. He always cut up the tomatoes – that was his job. Zyliss has good products and I thought this was definitely a gadget I needed, especially with all the tomatoes that are consumed every season!
It comes in two parts; place the tomato on the bottom half and slowly press down the serrated top half giving you perfectly sliced tomatoes. Tomatoes need to be on the firmer side – soft ones get kind of mushed because of the skins. I always core the tomatoes first too!
I’m sharing this “must have gadget” for all you tomato lovers at Fiesta Friday.
Tomatoes that have been peeled don’t keep as nice a shape but they are still delicious! I have a family member who loves tomatoes but does not like the peel on fresh tomatoes…