This tip’s all about efficiency. It’s a weird one! But stay with me.
When you’re cutting a million cherry tomatoes each into two perfect halves this summer for panzanella, baked chicken, and pasta, you’re going to be seriously happy to know that instead of slicing one tomato with each cut, you can slice about 15. Sure makes those pints dwindle faster.
To make slicing tomatoes like slicing a bagel, you’ll need two plastic lids – the kind you get from Citarella or on wonton soup containers. And you’ll need a serrated knife. Then instead of cutting lots of tomatoes individually, you cut lots of tomatoes all at once because the lids hold them in place while you saw across. It’s a tada!-inducing moment when you see how many tomatoes you’ve cut at once.
THIS TIP WAS FORWARDED TO ME BY COUSIN BEA. IT'S PARTICULARLY RELEVANT TO ME SINCE I'VE BEEN HARVESTING BOWLS AND BOWLS OF CHERRY TOMATOES. I'LL GIVE THIS A GO!