May 10, 2007

Homemade Sundried Tomato

Sundried tomato gives perfect little touch to my every go-to meal, sandwich, pasta, salad......

I make my own (oven-dried though) because it's pretty pricey to buy at gourmet store.

What you have to invest is time though. It takes 8-10 hours to roast in oven!!!!! Usually I roast way many in 1 time to save energy.

Roma tomato works well, but the size of cheery tomato is also good that you could have a whole piece to serve.

Just halve tomato, and put them on baking pan with flesh side up. Sprinkle lightly with olive oil, salt and pepper.

"Dry" in 200F preheat oven until tomatoes are shrivel, leathery, dry and deep red (not dark), around 8-10 hours.

Store the dried tomatoes in an airtight jar and cover them completely with olive oil. This specific oil is flavorful for salad too after time.

The tomatoes dry at varying rates. Remove those that are done. Some may take a little longer to dry. But it totally worths it!


Sandy said...

Darling, I love sundried tomato and you are right, they are so expensive from city super and the like places! Glad to see that you are startuig the homecooking and writing blogs, and I love you picked those very easy to understand recipes (in terms of both method wise and ingredients!) which I think I could really try!

Keep up the good work! Miss you !

lululu said...

oh, go try it.
make cream puff to ching ching. i'm sure she will love it!
happy cooking!

Katherine said...

Do you refrigerate the batches?