Sun Dried tomatoes from the store are OK. Sun dried tomatoes fresh from your garden are fantastic.
I have sun dried any number of different types of tomatoes so I am not going to try to pick and choose what works best because I think it is tough to make a mistake if you follow a few simply steps.
I start with about five pounds of fully ripe tomatoes. I leave the seeds in although I have read several times that people take the seeds out.
I quarter my tomatoes and then put them into a large bowl. The next few ingredients I add “as I see fit”. I am going to give you my best guess as to how much I add:
1 tablespoon of dried Sage
1 tablespoon of dried Rosemary
2 tablespoons of dried Oregano
1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons of Paprika
1 teaspoon of salt
A pinch of black pepper
Mix that gently together in the bowl and then lay the tomatoes out on the dehydrator skin side down. Your dehydrator has a temperature setting and I suggest setting it to 135. Tomatoes are of course full of water and the process will take about 12 but as many as 20 hours. I check mine every few hours once I pass the 12 hour mark and take out the ones that are finished.