Kitchen Basics: Drying Tomatoes
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Recipe type: Condiment, Preserving, Roasting, Drying, Vegetarian, Fruit
 
Preserve summer's beautiful tomatoes by drying them and storing them in olive oil.
Ingredients
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced ¼" thick (no thinner, or they will burn)
  • 1-2 T olive oil
  • to taste salt
  • 1 T dried basil
  • 1 T dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • ½ to ¾ C olive oil
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 250F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper. Place tomatoes in a single layer on the silpat or parchment paper. Drizzle generously with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Bake for 3 hours, turning occasionally, until tomatoes are nicely dried.
  4. Cool completely and combine in a half pint jar with herbs, garlic, and olive oil. Store in the refrigerator.
Notes
Yields: one half pint, including the oil.
Recipe by De Ma Cuisine at http://www.de-ma-cuisine.com/how-to-dry-tomatoes/