August 17, 2011

Roasted Tomatoes

I recently heard from Lynn over at Happier Than A Pig in Mud asking me about what ever happened to my recipe posting that I had started to do every Wednesday.

Lazy! That's me. I really haven't picked up a cookbook this summer.

But Lynn inspired me to post something.

The best thing to post about this summer are my dad's tomatoes! He has some crop this season. All the time and love that goes into his garden always amazes me.

You may notice that purple tomato in the middle and upper right. That is an heirloom tomato called Purple Russian. I had purchased the seeds from Seedsavers a few years ago. They are delcious. A bit spicy.

Well, I love sun-dried tomatoes and while I didn't want to dry mine in the sun like my Italian nonna used to do, I did roast them in the oven.

I sliced the tomatoes in 2 or 3 slices than sprinkled with some salt, pepper, fresh rosemary and just a drop of olive oil on each. You do not want to drown them. Just a drop.Here is what they looked like after 220 degrees for 5 hours.They are so sweet! The taste is amazing and I will definitely be making more of these so I can eat them all winter.TIPS:
1- Only slice the tomatoes into two. I had some big tomatoes so I sliced them into 3 or 4. These were paper thin and while still good, the tomatoes sliced in 2 had more substance.
2 - I cooked mine for 5 hours but they may be ready after 4 hours.

How are you cooking your tomatoes this summer?

8 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks great Carmie! I had a bumper crop of Romas one year and tried this, they were very good-enjoy:@)

Miss Kitty said...

How do you store the dried tomatoes to eat in coming months? Just in a cool, dry place?

Blondie's Journal said...

Delicious! I can see using these with roasts and casseroles. Your father has quite a nice selection! Thanks, Carmie!

XO,
Jane

michelle said...

These look so good!! I love tomatoes prepared really any way! :)
I hope your week is going good my friend!!
xoxo

Heather said...

The tomatoes look wonderful.
you should link up with "Weekend Cooking" meme at Beth Fish Reads on Saturday.
http://www.bethfishreads.com/

I try to join in there most weekends even when I do my post earlier in the week.

Miz Helen said...

We have so many wonderful tomatoes this time of the year. This is a great recipe for roasted tomatoes that would be great in recipes. Hope you have a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
Come back soon,
Miz Helen

Traci Michele said...

they look funny but I'm sure SO GOOD! I do this with beans!

Love,
Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

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Teri@thefreshmancook said...

These look so tasty. I love it! I linked to you from Tasty Tuesdays. Thanks for posting this recipe. I can't wait to try it!

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