Sun Dried Oven Drying Tomato’s

Source Homemade Sundried Tomatoes Has posted a good way to dry tomato’s similar to ‘real’ sun dried tomato’s.

I used babblingdabblingmom @ wordpress recipe and the method as she describes in her blog posting. It worked well but after a bit of research on food drying, my second batch I like better I quartered my tomato’s placed them in a colander salted and mixed to have a good amount of salt on them. I allowed them to drain off excess water for about 2 hours. Rinsed off excess salt, dried off my tomato’s well. After towel drying them I followed babblingdabblingmom method to finish sun drying Oven drying and I liked the results better.

This is an after though but being open minded to anything new, I think next time I pack dried tomato’s in olive oil I will add a few whole cloves or a half a stick of cinnamon stick.

Tomato’s when dry should be very dry but still flexible like leather and not so dry they become crisp like a potato chip.

Storing dried tomato’s I am trying two methods, 1/2 of them I placed in air tight zip lock style bags, the other 1/2 I packed into 1/2 pint jars filled with olive oil and sealed tightly.

Grin, I think I will try one more batch of tomato’s. After drying I will pack them into 1/2 pint jars filled with boiling 50/50 mix of vinegar and olive oil, processed for 15 minutes in a boiling water bath.

By next spring I can tell you which storage method worked best for me and long term storage of the dried tomato’s.

Reference source How to Make and Store Dried Tomatoes

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6 responses to “Sun Dried Oven Drying Tomato’s

  1. I think I’ll try this today! 🙂

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  2. I did this too this year. I stored some in oil (which makes great tomato pesto) and the others I’ve kept in the freezer, because I wondered if they might mold.

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    • If you have the freezer space, I think it is a really good idea to put your dried tomato’s in an air tight freezer bag and keep them frozen until needed.
      Happy Holidays

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  3. Teresa Cleveland Wendel

    thanks for the link. i oven-roasted tomatoes this year and they keep in the fridge 10 days, but will try drying them next year (after you let us know which preserving method was best).

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    • Re:Teresa Cleveland Wendel
      Heidi @ lightlycrunchy said ” I did this too this year. I stored some in oil (which makes great tomato pesto) and the others I’ve kept in the freezer, because I wondered if they might mold.”
      I think this is a very good idea if you have enough freezer space for them.
      Happy Holidays

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