You need to rehydrate in hot water and chop or not for things like pizza , brushetta etc. If you use them for soups,stews etc just crunch them up or leave whole. Lots of flavor.They are even good eaten on their own kind of like a tomato chip.
"It's so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it." - Julia Child
I bought sundried tomatoes once. Didn't use them all up before I had thought they went bad in my fridge. Now I see they were still good. I kind of wondered how something that was dehydrated could "spoil".....
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I had instructions once for drying them in the oven, at something like 200 and you stick a wooden spoon in the door to leave it open a crack. I tried it but I dont think they were right.
Anyone else done that?
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ditto on drying
the descriptions of drying are how we do them, but in years past we used to have so many tomatoes, that we'd dry at least a bushel. One year there were so many I ended up drying 4 bushels. Most of them I dried to very crispy and then pulverized them in the blender (no processors back then) and had this wonderful tomato powder to use. 3 bushels of tomato flavor fit into 1 five pound cottage cheese container!