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canning vs freezing tomatoes

fuhgettaboudit02 | Aug 25, 201107:51 AM

i've always been interested in canning tomatoes, but never did it because of all the work involved (peeing ALL those tomatoes, not to mention the canning process itself, jesus). then i thought, why not just freeze tomatoes? they last in the fridge for a year anyway. plus they're practically giving away basement freezers on craigslist these days if you dont have room in yours. the only disadvantage i can think of is defrosting, but with all the work you save by omitting the canning process, isn't it worth it?

another thing i thought of is to cut out the skinning process by freezing roasted tomatoes. they sell slightly imperfect tomatoes at a jersey farm i found to $1 for eight pounds! i figure just get a couple dollars worth of them, roast them up with some garlic, shallots and oil until they're sweet little candy morsels and freeze them in quart containers. make a dozen of them and you're set for a year. wouldn't that be a thousand times easier than canning? i know you're not getting the same product in the end, but still, just an idea. any thoughts?

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