Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Gardening: Sun dried Tomatoes
Or how I cheat and make dried tomatoes with a food dryer... I have some gorgeous tomatoes and some less than gorgeous tomatoes. Although I have frozen lots of tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes are a luxurious treat in pasta and other dishes.
For the smaller tomatoes, I cut them in half and remove all the seeds.
I also like thick slices of tomatoes... however, they do not typically take as long to dry as the tomato halves.
Set the dehydrator to 145 degrees for 8 to 12 hours.
Then I layered them on a baking sheet, froze them.
As I need them, I will remove from freezer and store in some olive oil to rehydrate them a little.