To peel tomatoes, bring a pot of water to a boil; have bowl of ice water nearby.
Cut a shallow "x" in the skin at the bottom of each tomato.
Drop the tomatoes into the boiling water and leave them there until the skin begins to peel for about 20 seconds.
Remove them with a slotted spoon or skimmer and add them immediately to the ice bath.
The cold water will loosen the skins. You should be able to peel the tomatoes easily.