How to Dry Tomatoes
Instructions for Drying Tomatoes
Learning how to dry tomatoes from the garden is:
When drying tomatoes, avoid heating over 100 degrees (F) (destroys nutritional content).
1. Rinse tomatoes, remove stems.
2. If small tomatoes (like cherry or small plum tomatoes), halve. Otherwise, cut into slices ½” thick.
3. Remove seeds.
4. Dry tomatoes until brittle, at 100 degrees (F). Tomato halves usually take around 3 days. Slices take around 1 day.
5. Keep dried tomatoes in an airtight container that's clean and dry. Avoid discoloration by storing out of the light.
To rehydrate dried tomatoes: Cover for with cold water for 30 minutes.
Suggestions: Use dried tomatoes in stews and sauces.