- Tomatoes*( your preference), sliced to about ¼" thickness
- Wash tomatoes removing stems and any unsightly marks.
- Slice approximately ¼" thick and lay out on the dehydrator trays that have been lined with parchment paper.
- Place in dehydrator and set at 120 degrees F. Do not worry if your dehydrator does not have a temperature setting. It will work just fine.
- When tomatoes are finished they will still have some flexibility to them, but they will also make a clanging noise when dropped on a counter. It will take approximately 12-24 hours depending on your dehydrator.
- Place dehydrated tomatoes in an airtight container like a canning jar, add an oxygen absorber, and keep in a cool, dark place (cupboard).
Some notes concerning dehydrating:
If you have never dehydrated before but would like to try it with minimal investment, harbor freight has a very user friendly food dehydrator for less than $25.00.
A simple rule for dehydrating is to cut things for the way you want to use them. There is lots of flexibility.
Remember that you can buy in bulk at Foppema’s Farm. Simply ask Lisa or Kenny for 1/2 bushel and bushel prices.