August 17, 2011

Making Sun-dried Tomatoes

My sun-dried tomatoes aren't technically sun-dried, but rather dehydrated. I started with Principe Borghese tomatoes, which are fairly dry to begin with and are grown especially for drying. I grew about 10 plants this year and I'm getting tons of fruit.

Each tomato is cut in half and put skin side down on the drying rack.

It took quite a few fruit to fill each drying rack.

After drying, the fruit shrink down a lot! I should have weighed them before and after to see the change in water weight. Several large colanders full of fresh fruit fit into a single sandwich bad once dried.

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