Wash the tomato and wipe off any water on the surface completely. Stick a fork with a handle that doesn't get hot into the stem end.
Using the highest heat possible on your cooktop, move the tomato around so that the flames hit every part of it evenly.
The inside of the skin will start to make bubbling noises. If you keep exposing the tomato to the flames, the skin will burst open with a pop!
All the tomatoes have been flamed! Only the surface is hot, so they'll cool down right away after being flamed. Then just peel off the skin easily.
Story Behind this Recipe
Maybe I'm not organized enough, but I can never peel tomatoes properly using the blanching method. So I thought up this way of subjecting tomatoes to a "burning at the stake" punishment .
Make sure that the flames reach every part of the skin properly! If you don't, you may end up with some patches that won't peel off. When the skin makes a "pop!" sound, I become unreasonably happy. Please be sure to use a fork with a handle that doesn't transmit heat. Otherwise you'll burn yourself!