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Old 01-30-2008, 05:19 PM   #1
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Question Sun-dried tomato question

its been about 2 weeks since I put a jar of sun dried tomatoes in the fridge. Everything in the jar solidified. If I take them out and bring back to room temp, will they be alright?

What is the proper way to store a jar of opened sun dried tomatoes?

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its been about 2 weeks since I put a jar of sun dried tomatoes in the fridge. Everything in the jar solidified. If I take them out and bring back to room temp, will they be alright?

What is the proper way to store a jar of opened sun dried tomatoes?
i am thinking fridge is fine to store. don't see why they would not be ok.

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Old 01-30-2008, 05:29 PM   #3
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I've always stored mine in the refrigerator and they solidify just like yours did. After they are warmed up to room temp, they are fine again. Sometimes to hurry the process I'll put the jar into a bowl of warm water.
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They should be fine. ENJOY!
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Thanks to all of you.
How long will they keep in the fridge?
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I love sundried tomatoes so they never last long in my fridge. If you always use a clean spoon or fork to get them out of the jar & nothing contaminates them, they will last a long time. Enjoy.
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:43 PM   #7
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Cora, I'm guessing these are packed in oil? I'd say they're fine, it's just oil being oil.

We make "sun" dried tomatoes in our dehydrator, and just store them in a covered bowl in the basement (cool, dry place). Sadly, they never usually make it through the winter (I think we have enough for one more dinner using them).

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John, would you please say more about how you prep and store the tomatoes? I would like to do some next season.

Are they plum tomatoes?

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John, would you please say more about how you prep and store the tomatoes? I would like to do some next season.

Are they plum tomatoes?

Lee
Yep, those are the preferred ones. We wash them, cut them in half, and then scoop out the seeds and "goop", leaving pretty much just the flesh. We set them on the dehydrator, salt them, and then dehydrate them at about 95 degrees. Usually takes 3-4 days. That's about it.
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I also dehydrate my home grown tomatoes no romas but just regular tomatoes I slice them about 1/2 inch thick leave them just as they are, sprinkle with sea salt. Mine take less than 24 hours to dry. I store them in glass jars and zip locs.
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