Friday, September 14, 2012

Sun dried tomatoes (without the sun)

We have an excess of cherry tomatoes, so we have been looking for other uses besides pestering your neighbors with the overflow. Last week, during our cars oil change, I did a lot of "googling" about what other people do with their over flow. 
This is one very easy thing to do. Cut them in half, place on tray, sprinkle with a little salt, and bake in oven @ 200 degrees. The first batch we cooked for 5.5 hours and were on the crisp side, the next we baked for 4.5 and were on the moist side. You can play around until you find your sweet spot. (I recommend going for less time, letting cool and eating some, then putting them back in the oven for longer if necessary. It doesn't work quite as well if  you try the other way)
I eat them plain, but we also tried them on pizza for friday night dinner. They were great. 
I am also going to try to make tomato jam, but I need to get a dutch oven over the weekend. I'll let you know how the trial run turns out!