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What to do to prevent tomatoes in a jar from cracking: simple methods

Kateryna YagovychFood
Tomatoes in a jar will never crack. Source: tastingtable.com

Canned tomatoes are a delightful addition to a winter festive table. They pair especially well with mashed potatoes and chicken. However, it's not uncommon for vegetables to crack in the jars.

That's why the FoodOboz editorial team is here to share tips on how to prevent tomatoes from cracking. The process is quite simple.

What to do to prevent tomatoes in a jar from cracking: simple methods

Here's what you need to do to prevent tomato cracking

1. Before placing the tomatoes in the jar, pour hot marinade into the jar. 

What to do to prevent tomatoes in a jar from cracking: simple methods

2. Do this in several stages, slowly adding the liquid.

3. Only after thoroughly filling the jar with marinade should you add the tomatoes.

Another way

What to do to prevent tomatoes in a jar from cracking: simple methods

You can make small punctures where the stem is located on the tomatoes. This helps to relieve tension in the tomato skin, preventing cracking. Ensure the punctures are deep enough, and a toothpick can be a handy tool for this purpose.

Make sure that the jars do not explode

What to do to prevent tomatoes in a jar from cracking: simple methods

It's essential to seal the jars tightly to prevent any air from entering and to minimize the risk of jars exploding. To confirm that you've sealed the jars properly, place the lids downward and cover them with a blanket.

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