Well, hereâs a deliciously simple recipe so they don’t go to waste, and ya can freezeâem to enjoy later on pizza, in salads and sauces, on sandwiches, and a ton of other uses. But I tell you what, theyâre so dang naturally sweet and tasty, the second they come out of the oven, youâll be eatinâem by the fistful!
- Not long, depends how slow you are
- A good 2 hours+ or so but it’s worth it
Hereâs What Ya Use:
- Cherry Tomatoes â as many as ya like
- A little bit of Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Minced garlic to taste
What Ya Do:
Preheat oven to a low 275 degrees.
Pick yourself a bunch of cherry tomatoes and cut each one in half through the core, which for me is always the tedious part. But it could be worse. I could be mowinâ the lawn.
Put your cherry tomato halves in a mixing bowl. Salt and pepperâem to taste.Â Drizzle in just enough Olive Oil so that when you stirâem around, theyâll be lightly coated. Now use a stirrinâ utensil and stir âem around.
Okay, now get a cookie sheet and cover it with waxed paper.Â Place each cherry tomato half skin-side down (with the amount I make, it takes a few minutes, but then again, I could be pullin’ weeds).
Oh, and loosely bunchâem close together on the tray, âcuz now you sprinkle the tops with your minced garlic. If theyâre close together, you use less garlic.
Now shove that there tray it in the oven for a plusÂ 2 hoursÂ or so.Â Check onâem every so often. And since ovens heat unevenly, rotate the tray a few times.
Youâll know theyâre done when they get almostÂ black on top. Some will get black.
Soâ¦ when they are all dark brown/black, theyâs ready! Some may still feel a little moist but thatâs okay. And youâll be just flabbergasted by how sweet and delicious they taste!
Once youâre done eatinâem off the tray, putâem in a Tupperware or freezer bag. Refrigerator or freezeâem to savorâem in your favorite dishes yet to come.
I still havenât triedâem on ice cream yet but I bet theyâre mighty good on that, too. These dried oven-roasted cherry tomatoes are top drawer!
You can even use this recipe with Roma tomatoes and others, just slice them vertically, remove the seeds and then follow all the same steps
Tomato on and let me know what ya think!