How to Make Sundried Tomatoes Recipe
Description: By its description, sun dried tomatoes should be
dried in the sun. But, very few people do it this way. Most people make sun
dried tomatoes in a food dehydrator, or in the oven, as described below.
Any tomato can be dried. Paste or roma tomatoes work best, as hey have less
water content than other tomatoes.
Ripe tomatoes, as many as you want to make.
Herbs, to taste: Basil, garlic, oregano, and other herbs, optional
Sun Dried Tomatoes Directions:
Use clean, ripe, unblemished tomatoes.
Peel tomatoes, if desired. (some people do, most don't)
Core tomatoes and cut into quarters. For big tomatoes, you can cut them even
Drain excess juice(water).
Sprinkle salt, basil, or other herbs onto the tomatoes.
Place in a food dehydrator, set at 140 degrees. Dry in dehydrator for about
For oven drying: pre-heat oven to 140 degrees. Place tomatoes in a single
layer on a cookie sheet,and set in the oven. Turn them occasionally. In the
oven, they will need 10 - 20 hours to dry.
During the drying process, tomatoes will shrink to about 1/4 of their original
Sun dried tomatoes are finished drying when they are dry to the touch, and
have a rubbery or leather-like texture. (a texture similar to raisins)
Remove from the oven or food processor, and allow to cool.
Place dried tomatoes in a sealable food storage bag. Squeeze out air and
Place bags in the freezer. They should keep in the freezer for 6-12 months.
You can also store sun dried tomatoes in olive oil. Put them in a clean jar.
Add olive oil. Cover with lid.
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