Mar 032015
 
Morsels of Life - Sun Dried Tomatoes

I’ve never actually had sun dried tomatoes before (well, until after I made some). Luckily, James had bought 2 boxes of tomatoes (for a dollar!) not too long ago. I wasn’t sure what to make with them, but then I thought of sun dried tomatoes. I’d heard about how tasty and delicious they were, and they were indeed very tasty, with all the flavor of a tomato concentrated into a small volume. Eating them felt like a bit of summer. I think they were tastiest just before they completely dried. The same thing could also be done in a dehydrator (or under the sun if you’re going for authenticity).

How do you like to use sun dried tomatoes?


Morsels of Life - Sun Dried Tomatoes


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Tomatoes, sun-dried (or oven-dried) into perfectly concentrated and preserved little bits of delicious.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: variable
Total time: variable
Yield: variable

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
tomatoes, chopped or sliced I used grape tomatoes this time, and I've used many other varieties before.
herbs/seasonings optional - I left them out so the tomatoes would be more versatile.

Methods:

Morsels of Life - Sun Dried Tomatoes Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Sun Dried Tomatoes Step 2 - Spread tomatoes out on a baking tray. (Optional - If you’re using oil/seasonings, you’ll want to mix the tomatoes with those before putting them on the baking tray.) 2. Spread tomatoes out on a baking tray. (Optional - If you’re using oil/seasonings, you’ll want to mix the tomatoes with those before putting them on the baking tray.)
Morsels of Life - Sun Dried Tomatoes Step 3 - Bake tomatoes at the lowest temperature your oven will allow until sufficiently dried. Flip the tomatoes once in a while so all sides can dry evenly. The time will be variable because the tomatoes will not all be the same size or have the same moisture content. 3. Bake tomatoes at the lowest temperature your oven will allow until sufficiently dried. Flip the tomatoes once in a while so all sides can dry evenly. The time will be variable because the tomatoes will not all be the same size or have the same moisture content.

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