Nothing gets me going like a good recipe and a new dish to bake. The planning, the excitement when the dish looks like its working out, the joy of seeing my family and friends gobble it up and eagerly looking forward to what I can bake next, everything about baking makes me happy (the messy kitchen counter top aside :p) Here's a peek into my kitchen, my cooking, my wonderland.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Oven-Dried Tomatoes

Try it and you will be hooked
So here's the thing, since I was a kid, tomatoes and bananas would make me go eww. Slowly, that changed, I still don't like bananas, won't have them, but tomatoes, I kinda like their taste when they are cooked. I absolutely can't eat raw tomatoes even now. So why is a anti-tomato person like me writing a recipe about - tomatoes and nothing else? :p
That's because I absolutely love sun-dried tomatoes. The minute I see sun-dried tomatoes on the menu, I veer towards ordering that dish :) But they come at a steep price so I don't indulge in them as often as I would like to, so when I found a recipe for oven-dried tomatoes, I couldn't resist. The proof's in the pudding when I say that they were polished off in the next 20 minutes of them coming out of the oven, all by me :p  Some bits were almost wafer-like, as I had cut them up thinly, yumm. Hubby will have to wait for batch no 2 to sample the sour, salty, tangy red slices of irresistible tomatoes :) 

Alternative to Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Source: Purple Foodie
Ingredients: (serves 1 to 2)
  • 3 firm tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon each of oregano, pepper and herb seasoning (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 pods of garlic finely chopped
  • Pre-heat your oven to 100 C
  • Slice the tomatoes finely, lay them on a kitchen towel to soak off the liquid
  • Sprinkle salt on them and let them sit for about 20 minutes
  • Add the pepper, oregano, herb seasoning, garlic, olive oil and toss in a bowl
  • Spread the slices over your baking tray that has been lined with butter/parchment paper, top off with the garlic from the bowl
  • Let it bake for about 1 1/2 hours or so till the slices wrinkle and dry up
  • Peel them off and enjoy.
Tomato wafers anyone?


  1. I love tomatoes any form, size n shape :) This looks yummy

  2. Not a fan of Tomatoes too....but this looks like it might be worth giving it a try.

  3. Vidhya: then you absolutely musst try it

  4. Sudhakar: It sure is :) Lemme know what you think after you have them


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