Puree tomatoes in the can

Random cooking hack I stumbled onto last night: one can use an immersion blender to puree tomatoes directly in the can. Very carefully. Saved me a little dishwashing time.

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  1. Eric says

    Amazing Hack: One can actually buy a can that has pre-pureed tomatoes! (, sorry, couldn’t resist)

  2. Eric says

    Note – that first comment was meant as a joke … and in those parenthesis, before that first, lonely comma, there was supposed to be a -grin- in angle brackets … but it looks like it got filtered out … sigh …

  3. Parent Hacks Editor says

    Eric: No worries. I’m not easily offended by tomato gaffes. As it happens, the recipe called for puree and all I had was chopped tomatoes. That always happens.

  4. Julie says

    Immersion blenders are GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! They are wonderful for so many things. They may even be the best thing since sliced bread :)~
    They also make a special immersion blender for baby bottles to mix formula – FABULOUS!!!!!!!!

  5. Jill says

    You will never have a fluffier omlette than one mixed by an immersion blender! And semi chunky soups! And so much more!