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"sun-Dried" Tomatoes

"sun-Dried" Tomatoes created by GinaJohnson

We love sun-dried tomatoes in lots of things, but they're expensive! And when the garden gave me an abundance of cherry tomatoes, I thought I'd try drying them. They're delicious! This will work with larger tomatoes (Roma are wonderful) as well as grape and cherry tomatoes. Just let dry longer!

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5hrs 10mins
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  • Wash tomatoes, pat dry and cut into pieces. For cherry tomatoes, cut in half; for others, cut into pieces, about 2x1", but this isn't fussy!
  • Pat dry with paper towels again.
  • Spray large baking tray with vegetable oil.
  • If you have a cooling rack, place it on the baking tray and lightly spray it, too. (For very small cherry tomatoes, skip this. They'll just fall through as they dry!).
  • Spread tomatoes evenly on rack/tray, trying not to have them touch.
  • Place in 170 degree oven and let dry for 5-10 hours.
  • OR cover with cheese cloth to keep bugs off and place in a really hot car with the windows up, set in the sun.
  • Let tomatoes dry until they're crunchy and look like really dry raisins. Taste them! They should crunch!
  • For longer storage, place in a freezer bag and freeze.
  • When ready to use, take out what you want and cover with boiling water. Let set for about 20 minute.
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"We love sun-dried tomatoes in lots of things, but they're expensive! And when the garden gave me an abundance of cherry tomatoes, I thought I'd try drying them. They're delicious! This will work with larger tomatoes (Roma are wonderful) as well as grape and cherry tomatoes. Just let dry longer!"
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    "sun-Dried" Tomatoes Created by CJAY8248
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  2. CJAY8248
    I made this using Roma tomatoes and kosher salt. I accidently used garlic spray but it didn't hurt the flavor at all. I tasted them at various stages of drying and loved them! I put them in small seal-a-meal bags and froze them for later. Thanks for sharing. Made for PAC Fall 2011.
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    "sun-Dried" Tomatoes Created by GinaJohnson
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