Making Oven-Dried Tomatoes

We can’t really buy anything fancy down here (yes, dried cherries, rye flour, and rice vinegar fall in that category) plus making stuff from scratch is fun, so we (meaning I) make oven-dried tomatoes every week, for sandwiches and pizza.

Here’s how. Take some sliced tomatoes, and squeeze out the part with the seeds. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, pepper, and a little brown sugar if you are so inclined. In a few minutes the tomatoes will begin sweating our their juices.
Oven-dried Tomatoes Step 1

All right, then put them in an oven at 200F. After a few hours, the tomatoes’ liquid has evaporated off, leaving sweet, richly flavored, tomato-y goodness.
Oven-dried Tomatoes Step 2

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7 responses to “Making Oven-Dried Tomatoes

  1. damn that looks good

  2. haha! i made it to the 24 hour mark! these tomatoes look scrumptious, as we would expect from you…

    xo!

  3. Hi Max,

    Here’s Zelig Cutler’s method for drying tomatoes:

    Cut them up (He prefers the Roma style because they have less juice).
    Put them on aluminum foil or trays.
    Put them in the back seat or back ledge of the car and leave in the sun until dried.

    It’s hilarious to see but it works great.

    Lonnie

  4. Hello Max and other readers! I have baked tomatoes( I PREFER THE ROMAS…) (cut up into amall pieces,) with olive oil, fresh garlic, FRESH BASIL AND /or different MILD spices over night at 200f. then I smash them a little and I call it BRUCHETTA”..IT IS SOOOO SWEET AND AROMATIC.

  5. ME AGAIN.. LOOKING CAREFULLY AT THE DRIED UP TOMATOES.. I DECIDED TO CALL THE PICTURE OF THE DRIED UP VERSION “DRIED UP” “PEACE”.YOU PROBABLY DID NOT INTEND FOR YOUR CULINARY ADVENTURES TO BECOME A POLITICAL STATEMENT… IT APPLIES TO SEVERAL SITUATIONS AROUND THE WORLD TODAY…

  6. Oh. Thank you. Can’t wait to try this out!

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