Wednesday, October 07, 2009

"Sun-Dried" Tomatoes

If you visit the farmer's market in October, you can get a big box of tomatoes for just $8! The box WAS full when we bought it.

box of roma tomatoes

We decided to dry these romas up for use throughout the Winter. So, we hauled the ronco dryer out of the garage and put it to use. We bought our "ronco" for just $15 at a yard sale about 10 years ago. It can dehydrate just about anything.

ronco drying tomatoes

It took three days to dehydrate 5 racks of tomatoes. We then packed them up using our vacuum sealer. It looks a lot like beef jerky!

vacuum sealed sun dried tomatoes

We're not sure what all we will use these for, so if you have some recipe suggestions, let me hear them!

3 Comments:

At 9:41 AM , Blogger Tami said...

I order these on pizza sometimes.

 
At 11:02 PM , Blogger Lola said...

Do you cut the tomatoes or try to do them half, whole. I have one of these dehydrators. We like banana, apples or any kind of fruit.

 
At 7:16 PM , Blogger Tammy said...

We cut them in half and lay them skin side down. It takes about 36 hours to completely dehydrate.

 

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