As The Trowel Turns…
Tomatoes. I am currently swimming in tomatoes. Everywhere I turn I see round (and not so round) balls of red, orange and yellow. After making a few batches of sauce (and packing them away in the freezer) I have now moved on to sun dried tomatoes. Or rather dehydrated tomatoes. Do you own a dehydrator? If you don’t… I think you should. 🙂
Besides drying fresh herbs, potato slices, zucchini and onions (which I use for winter soups) I also dehydrate all my excess tomatoes. My recipe is rather simple. Slice tomatoes in half (or quarters if they are the large Roma type tomatoes) sprinkle with a bit of Italian seasoning and toss with about a tablespoon of olive oil.
Pack cooled dehydrated tomato slices into jars (or plastic containers) and store in the freezer until you are ready to use. Personally, I like to add sun dried tomatoes to pasta dishes and use them on homemade pizzas. How do YOU use them?
This Nesco American Harvest Snackmaster Express Food Dehydrator All-In-One Kit with Jerky Gun is the newer version of the dehydrator I own. Quite simply, I love it!