Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dried Tomatoes

What do you do when you have about eight pounds of tomatoes that you need to use quickly...before they die in the bag that your grandmother-in-law brought them over in??

I made dried tomatoes.  Just like Sun-dried Tomatoes that you can buy all fancy-like at the store.  Except mine were dried in an oven, not with the sun.  It was a good thing I decided to go the oven route - the day I did this the sun decided to hide behind giant rain clouds.

Cut the tomatoes in half (mine were "plum" tomatoes, so they were small, you may want to cut in fourths or eighths if your tomatoes are large).  Dump into a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil, stir to coat. 

Arrange in a single layer on cookie sheets/jelly roll pans (you'll want it to have and edge).  Bake at 250 until dried out and shriveled, around 6 hours or so.  Enjoy in chili, stew, pasta, etc.

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