Clean off dirt and debris from the tomatoes by rinsing them under cold running water.
Fill a saucepan with three-quarters full of water. Place the saucepan on the stovetop under high heat, and then bring the water to a boil.
Fill a bowl with ice. Use whole ice cubes instead of crushed ice for better results.
Cut an “X” on the bottom of each tomato using a small, sharp knife. The cut needs to pierce the skin, but not cut deeply into the tomato.
Place the tomato in the boiling water using a ladle or large slotted spoon to submerge it in the water.
Leave the tomato in the water for 10 to 15 seconds. Do not leave the tomato in longer than 20 seconds or the tomato becomes mushy.
Remove the tomatoes from the boiling water using a slotted spoon. Transfer it immediately in the bowl of ice, letting it cool down for 10 to 15 seconds.
Use your fingers to grab the skin and peel it off the tomato, starting at the “X.”
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