Dehydrating tomatoes is the most reliable of drying methods.
Tomatoes dried in a food dehydrator produce the most consistent results.
While there is an initial expense in buying a food dehydrator, they are available in a wide range of sizes and costs.
Dehydrators are able to maintain a consistent temperature. Air is circulated with a small blower or fan.
Most are equipped with thermostats and some are equipped with timers.
(Check out different food dehydrators).
Use tomatoes of uniform size for most even results.
Roma tomatoes: cut in halves or quarters
Cherry tomatoes: cut in half
Slicing tomatoes: cut into ¼” slices
It may be tempting to place cherry tomatoes whole in your dehydrator. But if you take the time to slice them in half, you will be able to monitor how well they dry. Otherwise, you’ll have to guess if their interiors are still moist or if they are ready to be removed from the dehydrator.
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