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11-06-2006, 07:05 PM
Hey guys...does anyone know how to create awesome sundried tomatoes in the food dehydrator? I can't seem to mimic the store-bought ones, and I know it's way cheaper to dry them yourself? Any suggestions? Thanks! Morgan
11-09-2006, 07:08 PM
Does anybody know how to do sun-dried tomatoes??
11-09-2006, 07:12 PM
Hi Morgan! :)
Well, I usually just slice and dehydrate them to use in recipes and that works fine for me...however, Rawpriestess once posted how she does it and I think she soaks/marinates the tomatoes in olive oil and also she uses Italian herbs/seasonings and then dehydrates them. You may not totally mimic the store-bought ones, but I've heard they are still very good when done that way.
I'll see if I can find her post with her exact method and post it for you.
11-09-2006, 07:14 PM
Okay, this should help you!
11-09-2006, 10:35 PM
Thanks you soo much Cherie and RP!!!!! I can't wait to make them!!!
11-10-2006, 01:49 PM
I am not sure that you should expect them to mimic the taste of the ones that you buy because you may be dissapointed.
The ones that you buy are not raw and have additives.
I recently bought raw additive free ones by Glasier Farms and they are only OK
11-10-2006, 02:09 PM
Yeah I found that out the hard way myself. I'd been getting the ones at whole foods and they were sooo tasty until I noticed that they had been salted! ACK! I'd say the best would be RP's way if you really want to get that flavor of the store bought thingies.
11-12-2006, 08:09 PM
I made 20lb's of sundrieds this summer and they are way way better than anything in the store!! My opinion is that they can only be as good as what you start with. I used very riperegular tomatoes, sliced pretty thin, with the seedy part squeezed out. It took 2 days to dehydrate them in my Excaliber. I dried them until they weren't sticky, but still flexible and they are out of this world...sweet, chewy, and gorgeous!! Bright red. I added nothing to them. You can use any kind of tomato, they just have to be ripe and sweet!
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