Tomato chips – Alternative Sun dried tomatoes

Sundried tomatoes have such an amazing taste even for the one’s who are averse to the idea of eating raw tomatoes. However it needs to be teamed up with something that complements it really well. The only thing missing in it is a crunch. As they are stored in olive oil they are soggy.


However, since I have my sun in the oven, I sometimes, also make a few crispy chips of tomato. These need to be consumed within a weeks time and trust they do not last that long.So essentially ย you continue broiling or heating them post they have lost the moisture for another 5 min or so to get wafer thin crispy chips.


These are great in salads or in sandwiches.








Ingredients (For a jar full of tomatoes)
3 tomatoes (Ripe but firm)
1 tspn Olive Oil
a pinch of smashed garlic (optional)
salt to taste
Method
1) Make thin slices of tomatoes. Try to keep even size.
2) Sprinkle some salt on it and let it stand for 25-30 min.
3) Lift them off the dish and lightly tap to remove the water
4) Place these on a lined baking sheet. Always line the baking sheet with parchment paper (even butter wraps or silicon mat would do).
5) Pour olive oil and coat them well. Add garlic and also massage it on tomato slices
6) Put them in a preheated oven at the lowest possible temperature (mine is 150c) the lower the better.
7) It should be crispy in about couple of hours. For 150 c it became the ย desired consistency in 1.5 hours.
8) Let it stay in the switched off oven for another half an hour.


This is ready to be served. Sprinkle with pepper, herbs, paprika as per your taste.
You can eat them in a week’s time, reheat in microwave if they become soft for about 10-15 seconds on high power.


After that you can store them in olive oil and use in recipes that call for sun dried tomatoes.

Sandwich it with a cheese slice and some olives…it tastes yummy





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27 responses to “Tomato chips – Alternative Sun dried tomatoes

  1. I made this in the oven once long long ago. Lovely color.

    Vardhini
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  2. I actually don't like sun dried tomatoes..but if you do I am sure these were delicious!!!

  3. This such a great idea… Ohhh I' m gonna love this…

  4. Want to know can we store it refrigerated for a long tym!!!

  5. Sounds really good..

  6. hey These are quick…I just made the actual SUN dried ones and the taste awsum!!

  7. This looks totally delicious..I would love to try this..Bookmarked.

    Aarthi
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  8. Awesome recipe !! so crispy chips !!

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  9. they look superb!…they almost look like sun-dried tomatoes…yum!

  10. Very innovative chips. Never tried tomatoes for chips…

  11. so nice thought and looks delicious too

  12. Awesome….

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  13. Tempting color. Its really great dear.

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  14. The chips look tempting.. nice recipe and click

  15. Lovely color.Looks nice

  16. fabulous chips, sure i wanna give a try ๐Ÿ™‚ so tempting and yummy..Thanx a lot for linking it to my event ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. You wrote 150 degrees Celsius. Are you sure it's not Fahrenheit?

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