Tomato core

Post
mar52
Sirloin
2012/08/29 01:02:06
Maybe I mean the stem end.  I always cut mine out but I saw someone fired because he threw it away.  The chefs I see on TV do both.  serve it or cut it out?
 
Same question with onions.  I hate getting a sauce with pieces of onion core in it.  I throw mine out.
 
Guess I could use both for broth, but....
 
All the Chefs here.... what do you do?
 
Home cooks?
 
 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Tomato core 2012/08/29 02:10:06
I do tomatoes both ways. Depends how sharp my knife is.
I definitely cut both tops and bottoms off onions.
I've been buying cluster tomatoes lately. love the smell of the green stems!
pnwchef
Filet Mignon
Re:Tomato core 2012/08/29 08:54:52
I always cut the top ( Core end ) and the bottom end off and use for other things. I cut around the stem end and use these tomato pieces for tacos, spanish omelets, breakfast burritos and so on. The same goes for a onion..............................pnwchef
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Tomato core 2012/08/29 10:46:37
I worked in a upper crust restraunt for 4 years under 3 head chefs.  All of them dictated to trim the top and bottoms off onions (Which were saved for stock), the stem end off tomatos. (Then trimmed around the actual stem and saved for other purposes.)
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Tomato core 2012/08/29 13:27:24
I cut the end off, but dice up the remaining parts for soup.
ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Tomato core 2012/08/29 13:38:26
I cut them off.  I also cut off the root end of garlic cloves.
felix4067
Filet Mignon
Re:Tomato core 2012/08/29 15:13:17
I cut them off, and the onion parts depending on if I have room to store them for stock they go into the bin. Tomato cores, as well as the seeds, get thrown out. I can't stand them, based on texture. And I don't use tomato anything in my stocks.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Tomato core 2012/08/30 12:15:28
I just wait for the cords to fall off the babies...and we're all set...
 

edwmax
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Tomato core 2012/08/30 13:34:10
mar52

Maybe I mean the stem end.  I always cut mine out but I saw someone fired because he threw it away.  The chefs I see on TV do both.  serve it or cut it out?

Same question with onions.  I hate getting a sauce with pieces of onion core in it.  I throw mine out.

Guess I could use both for broth, but....

All the Chefs here.... what do you do?

Home cooks?



 
An interesting fact I came across a few weeks ago.   The upper part of the tomato that you are cutting off is called the 'shoulder'.  The stem end is in the center and the cut is just below the stem.      Vine ripen tomatoes, the shoulder is usually still green or yellow, unless over ripe.   Store bought 'gassed' tomatoes of course are all red.
 
I cut the shoulder of and the stem pith out.   I trim the tomato part off and use for other things.   Tomatoes here are $1 a lb and have been as high as $1.69 lb in the stores.     Definitely, grow your own ... better tasting.
Dairy-Rich
Junior Burger
Re:Tomato core 2012/10/22 19:02:46
pnwchef

I always cut the top ( Core end ) and the bottom end off and use for other things. I cut around the stem end and use these tomato pieces for tacos, spanish omelets, breakfast burritos and so on. The same goes for a onion..............................pnwchef

 
I do the same.