View Full Version : Sun dried tomato recipe
07-02-2009, 09:07 AM
I was wondering if anyone has ever made their own sun-dried tomatoes. This is probably one of those noteable 'duh' questions, but I gotta ask anyway. Do they have to be sun-dried or can you dehydrate? If anyone has a recipe I would love to try it.
Thanks so much for any help you can give.
07-02-2009, 09:13 AM
...although they are not sundried since I use the dehydrator. I slice them in half, deseed them and place them in the D for about 2 days. I want them really dry so they don't get moldy. They come out great and preservative free and then I store them in an air-tight container.
07-02-2009, 09:19 AM
All I've ever used are from a jar. Do you store them in oil and season the oil?
Thanks so much for your reply. I will try this soon.
07-02-2009, 09:33 AM
Although you can store and season them, I prefer to just leave them plain. As long as they are stored in airtight container they are fine.
07-02-2009, 11:30 AM
I second those instructions. I have a huge garden, and a lot of my tomatoes end up being dried as slices. I just took a small batch of Romas out of the dehydrator yesterday.
I generally store mine (long term) in using my foodsaver so I can suck all the air out of them. Anything that I know I'll probably use up within the month I'm fine with a quart size freezer bag from Target. They're nice and thick, so you don't get any accidental pokie holes from sharp edges.
07-02-2009, 10:03 PM
Thanks ladies, I'm going to do that in the morning. I haven't done well with my garden this year but I did have a lot of tomatoes given to me and I don't want to risk losing even one precious tomato.
07-02-2009, 10:23 PM
I season mine with olive oil, garlic and sea salt, and they are so yummy!
07-03-2009, 12:39 AM
I put them sliced into the dehydrator, then vacuum pack them.
07-03-2009, 01:29 AM
I dry mine in the Sun.....Slice and Dry.
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