Monday, September 13, 2010
It can be expensive to purchase sun dried tomatoes.
My tomato plants did not do well in my first garden. I've been saving as many cherry tomatoes as I could and oven-drying some of them. They'll keep forever in an airtight container, and will add a burst of flavor to cold winter nights meals.
Simple wash your tomatoes, slice in half, arrange on a baking sheet and sprinkle with a bit of salt. Set in a 200F oven. Depending on the size of your tomatoes, the drying process could take up to twelve hours. Check on the tomatoes frequently and remove from the oven any that dry faster than others. They will shrivel and reduce in size. The perfectly dried tomato will be slightly flexible. Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container.