"A garden feeds more than the table, it feeds the soul!"
Who can resist SUN-DRIED TOMATOES?
Plant your Tomatoes and you have a delicious vegetable patch.
Pick them and dehydrate them and create the most scrumptious dish that few can resist!
From GARDEN to PLATE!
DEHYDRATOR (approximately 8 hours):
Place the tomatoes, cut side up, directly onto the dehydrator trays.
Set dehydrator temperature to about 60°C (140°F).
After 4 or 5 hours, turn the tomatoes over and press flat with your hand or a spatula.
After a few hours, turn the tomatoes again and flatten gently.
Continue drying until done.
They are done when they are very dry, but still pliable. Texture is about that of a dried apricot. If dried too long, they become tough and leathery. If not dried long enough, they will mould and mildew, unless packed in oil. So watch them carefully while they dry. Try to remove them on an individual basis, before they become tough.
Create your own delicious Semi-Dried Tomatoes!
~~ Recipe for your EXCALIBUR Dehydrator ~~
Above are the details for making Sun Dried Tomatoes, but some people prefer the softer texture of Semi-Dried Tomatoes!
Here's one recipe sure to tantalise your taste-buds!
A simple yet delicious recipe for semi-dried tomatoes!
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper
2 cloves garlic
Slice your tomatoes into quarters or eighths, depending on their size. Place onto Mesh Sheets in your dehydrator & dry for 5-6 hours at 55 deg. C (131 F). Avoid over drying, as the oil will not be absorbed by the tomatoes.
Mix together a good extra virgin olive oil (or your preferred oil), salt, pepper, the garlic & oregano.
Layer tomatoes & oil mixture in an airtight bottle or jar.
Store in the refrigerator.
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