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1st try at dehydrated tomatoes

Discussion in 'The Harvest: Recipes, Canning, Preserving' started by Carol Dee, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Aug 18, 2016
    Carol Dee

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    Our freezer is getting too full and there are still many tomatoes on the vines. So I decided to try dehydrating some. I filled all 9 trays with 1/2 inch thick slices. It took almost 24 hours to dry enough! Then placed them in jars and sealed with the vacuum jar sealer I bought to go with our food saver. That thing is cool. I got three quart jars, but could have put them in snugger and only had 2 jars. dried tomatoes.JPG vacum seal for jars.JPG
     
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    Those will taste so good on pasta and pizza :drool
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Very nice Carol Dee! And so pretty in the jars.
     
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    Carol, couldn't you have put them in ziplock bags? They would take up less storage space.

    Mary
     
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    Carol Dee

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    Yes they would but I wanted to be sure to get all air out. It is humid here and if there are not 110% dry they will mold quickly. (Still might in the jars if I did not get them dry enough.) :(
     
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    How are you going to use them?
     
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    Carol Dee

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    No Idea ! Really.... maybe add to soups?
     
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    Nyboy

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    On pasta :drool
     
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    Carol Dee

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    So.... do I just crumble the dry tomatoes on at serving time or add to sauce or tossed in with cooked pasta?
     
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    dried mator are wonderful as a snack by them self's. just like candy...yum
     
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