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02-17-2005, 08:27 PM
Anyone have a recipe that they use in the dehydrator? Thanks! :)
02-17-2005, 08:40 PM
To make in the dehydrator or to use in a recipe in the dehydrator?
02-17-2005, 09:05 PM
I just slice tomatoes pretty thinly and place in the dehydrator. I guess you could add seasonings, I just never have. Tomatoes are pretty tasty all by themselves.
02-17-2005, 09:39 PM
I just made these for the 2nd time and they came out great-
I cut the tomatoes about 1/4" thick, soak them for 10 minutes in 'garlic flavored olive oil' (you can make your own by using a garlic press and just pressing the juice in the oil) After that, I drain them (but save the oil) through a strainer and then I toss them with cracked pepper, a dash of sea salt, and some dried italian herbs. Put them on your trays and let them dry until they look done... after that, I put the oil I saved in a jar and put the tomatoes in it until I need them- they are wonderful! After a while, the oil will turn a beautiful rusty red color-oh, keep them in the fridge to keep them fresh- these are the best with Alissa's marinara or any of the tomato sauce recipes...
02-18-2005, 12:21 AM
mmmm...sounds good. thanks!!
03-05-2005, 04:14 PM
How long do these keep for by the way?
03-05-2005, 05:25 PM
I toss tomatoe slices with pesto then dehydrate until crispy, to use on pizza with fresh basil and raw "goat cheese" [recipe in Living Cuisine]. Reconstitue w/ olive oil. I imagine they would keep for months well sealed, I eat them long before that.
Zucchini is also great with pesto, I toss in a bowl then lay them out on the dryer and add a pesto dab on top of each slice. After about 12-15 hours they resemble "roasted" zucchini and the pesto adds a nice crunch. One of my favorites all by itself. :)
03-05-2005, 07:57 PM
oooo that sounds GOOD!! Thanks Christa!
03-06-2005, 12:03 AM
I make my own sundried tomatoes from my own tomatoes each summer/fall so here is the recipe.
Take 2 cups tomatoes, (I use cherry tomatoes) cut in half, marinate in 2 T olive oil, 2 cloves garlic mashed, 1 tsp Basil, 1 tsp oregano
marinate over night.
drain the tomatoes, but let the herbs and garlic mashed up just sit on the tomatoes.
Place on mesh dehydrator sheet like a cup, with the skin side down, and the tomato cut side up,
dehydrate until dry (they last longer this way),
when done, place in a glass jar, and cover with olive oil, with garlic and basil and oregano in it,
As long as the olive oil covers the tomatoes, they will last, and keep in refridgerator.
when you want to pull out some tomatoes, either just scoop them out, and let sit on counter, until the congeeled oil drip soff, or set the entire jar in pan or warm water, and the oil will turn to liquid and you can pull out as much sundried tomatoes as you like.
To put in a recipe, it is best to soak them in water first before using them.
03-06-2005, 07:02 AM
I just cut my tomatoes in quarters and dehydrate. I munch on them all the time that way for a snack. I love them!
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