How to Dry Tomatoes in the Oven
Dried tomatoes are a delicious addition to salads and pasta dishes, as they give a distinctive and sophisticated touch. In this recipe, we will explain the fastest and cheapest way to dry tomatoes in an oven and dehydrate them. These are great to add to salads and to use to accompany many other dishes. Look at how easily you can dry some tomatoes in the oven.
The first step to make dry tomatoes in the oven is to cut the tomatoes in half, removing all the imperfections they may have that can later affect the taste of the dried tomatoes. To make some delicious dried tomatoes, you will need ripe tomatoes that are juicy; the size is unimportant but smaller is better, because then they will be better in salads and appetizers.
The second step is to put a sheet of aluminium foil on a baking sheet, where you then put the cut in half tomatoes face up with lots of salt on top. You can see this in the attached image for this step. It is very important to put a little oil on top of the sheet of foil so that the tomatoes do not stick.
If you have a professional oven you can dehydrate tomatoes with a vacuum machine, but if this is not the case, then keep on reading this article. The next step in making oven-dried tomatoes is to place them in the oven at 180° C (356°F) for about 3 hours so they lose all their water. Make sure the oven is on hot air mode.
When the tomatoes are completely dry, remove them from the oven, place them in a container with a tight lid and keep them there for six to eight hours (or overnight). Put them in oil to perfectly preserve them. We can also add some parsley or garlic to give the dried tomatoes a special touch.
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