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drying tomatoes

Posted by peoniesandposies 5 southern wiscon (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 17, 11 at 14:35

Do you need to peel tomatoes before slicing and drying them?

What about cherry tomatoes? Should they be peeled and/or cut in half before putting into the dehydrator.

I have a Sungold cherry plant along with my regular plants this year - and I can't keep up with eating them all!

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RE: drying tomatoes

Peel, no. Cut into quarters or halves, yes. Cut cherries into halves.

There are many discussions here about drying tomatoes so you might want to review some of them the search pulls up for more ideas.


Here is a link that might be useful: Drying/dehydrating tomatoes

RE: drying tomatoes

It was tedious, but I cut sun golds into quarters and dried them just past the "raisin" stage, and they are delicious. With slicers, I wash them very well and dry them in one-fourth inch slices. Tomatoes take a while to dry, so I often run the dehydrator for 2-3 hours, turn it off and let the moisture equalize, then dry again, etc., in pulses over a 12-18 hour period.

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