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.


  1. Yum?! I never thought to do this! Thank you for sharing. :o) Our tomatoes tanked this year. Only a few real good ones. But boy were they good. :o)
    Have a great week! Sincerely ~ Trish

  2. Yum- I love tomatoes! Great idea!

  3. I just did this a couple weeks ago too! Love it!

  4. you are so creative Cynthia...

  5. They look perfect! I love sun dried tomatoes! YOur dryer makes it easy.
    I have used the oven before, but your dryer keeps the vibrant color.
    I can just imagine how wonderful they taste.


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