Friday, 4 September 2015

Dried tomatoes

I left the tomatoes in the dehydrator all day yesterday and this is the result.  This little pile weighs just under ten ounces.  I put about 3½ lbs in yesterday.

The semi dried fruit is lovely.  Leave it until it is totally dry and it’s not so good.  I shall pack some into screw top jars with a few capers and cover with an olive oil and garlic mixture.  These will be stored in the fridge for up to a month.

The remainder I will freeze.  I know it is possible to dry them thoroughly and just keep them in a cool dry place but I don’t like them over-dried as I don’t think they soften up thoroughly if they have been allowed to get too crisp.  For safety’s sake therefore I will freeze them but they take far less space in the freezer than fresh tomatoes and they taste much more intense.

I’ll try and report back as I eat them over the winter

1 comment:

  1. I love sun dried tomatoes. So full of flavour. I must try doing some myself.