How to make your own oven-dried grape tomatoes
Photo: Robn Shreeves
- Remove all stems from grape tomatoes and cut them in half length-wise.
- Place the cut tomatoes on some sort of cake or cookie rack that can be placed on top of another flat pan in the oven. (See photo below.) This will allow the hot air to circulate all around the tomatoes and help them to dry out evenly.
- Sprinkle the tomatoes with Kosher salt.
- Place in the oven at 200 degrees F for about four hours, checking to see if the tomatoes have dried out. It may take more time. It may take less time. It will depend on the size of the tomatoes.
- Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
- Place in a clean, sterilized jar, and fill the jar with olive oil to completely cover every tomato. Seal and place in the refrigerator for one month, taking out what you need when you need it. The tomato-flavored oil can be used for cooking as you use up the tomatoes – just make sure to leave enough oil in the jar to cover the remaining tomatoes.
- Freeze them on cookie trays, then transfer to a freezer proof container once they’re individually frozen. They won’t all stick together and you’ll be able to make just a few at a time.
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