Slicing little cherry tomatoes in half can be a pain - especially because they tend to roll all over the place! Today, Chef Brad show us a simple trick to slice a bunch of cherry tomatoes in half super quickly.
Hello, I'm Chef Brad, Executive Chef for Residence Dining at UBC Food Services, and today I'm going to show you how to cut cherry tomatoes.
So when you're cutting tomatoes, one thing that I always like to ensure that your using is a serrated knife.
You can use a bread knife, a smaller designated tomato knife, or a steak knife for that matter. I find that it cuts through them easier and you leave the tomato intact without having it break apart.
Something that I've learned over the course of my career: Always find a way to make things more efficient. So what you're going to need is a yogurt lid - any 500 mL container that has a little bit of a lip - and you can cut a lot of cherry tomatoes very quickly and very easily.
So what you want to do is lay the tomatoes down on your cutting board. Use enough that will fit underneath the lid without hanging out.
Place the lid over top with the lip down. What the lid will do is keep the tomatoes from running away. Hand flat on top, serrated knife underneath, slowly through, ensure you don't cut yourself, and your cherry tomatoes are cut in half.
And that's how you cut cherry tomatoes!