At the end of the season, I had a bunch of tomatoes I didn’t think would be that great raw. So I decided to dry them. It’s actually not that hard to make your own dried tomatoes. Just use your oven!
When I took them to my parents’ for a dinner, we ate them all with the nibbles before dinner. The salty-sourness of them were addictive. Try it sometime!
- Remove all stems from tomatoes and cut them in half length-wise.
- Place the cut tomatoes on some sort of cake or cookie rack that can be placed on top of another flat pan in the oven. This will allow the hot air to circulate all around the tomatoes and help them to dry out evenly.
- Sprinkle the tomatoes with Kosher salt.
- Place in the oven at 200 degrees F for about four hours, checking to see if the tomatoes have dried out. It may take more time. It may take less time. It will depend on the size of the tomatoes.
–Recipe courtesy Mother Nature Network.
Before the oven:
After the oven: