9/10/09

Hooked on Roasting Tomatoes!



Erin, have you cut a tomato before?

Nope!

Well, grab a knife, girl, I'm gonna show you how!

If you're saying you have too many tomatoes, then let me share with you a fast, easy way to use them up!



It's easy. And I just got my daughter and her friend to do it for me (as I guided them).

I love working with kids in the kitchen, especially if they have a good attitude and they want to learn.

Cut up any kind of tomato into pieces. (We have 5 different kinds this year - cherry work great, too!)



Chop fresh basil.




Press fresh garlic.



Add salt, pepper, sugar, and drizzle with olive oil.  Roast at 450 for 45 minutes, or longer, depending on how dry you like them.

Then you can do several things. 

Eat right away.
Freeze in Ziplocs as is.
Puree' and freeze.

Once you try this method, you'll be hooked!

What's your favorite way to eat tomatoes?

Head on over to Julia's at Hooked on Houses and see what she has going on today with her Friday blog party!

16 comments:

Betsy said...

I'm going to try this! Sounds wonderful!

pk said...

This sounds yummy and I love that you can freeze it! Hope you have a great weekend...
pk @ room remix

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

We've got more tomatoes from our garden than we know what to do with, so this looks great! So pretty, too. So glad you could join the party today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :-)

ellen b. said...

Looks really good! My favorite way to eat tomatoes is with cucumbers, onion, lemon, salt and pepper...

Stephanie said...

The best way to eat a tomato is like an apple. You have a whole tomato in one hand and a salt shaker in the other hand. Yummy!

Pinky said...

I sure WISH I had an abundance of tomatos! I don't have ONE! BUT, I may just see if I can buy some today to try this, sounds YUMMY!!!!!!!

kim @ mommyknows said...

Great idea! My grandma has bags full for me. We use so many tomatoes. This will be a great way to have them on hand for winter recipes. I am going to freeze mine :)

Gina said...

Oh that sounds great! We are overloaded with tomatoes right now-I'll have to try this!

Sande said...

Hey Sandy

Our garden is just getting legs ... {here in australia}

Always have more 'martys that we can poke a stick at. Really going to try that one.

Kim said...

After making salsa and pizza sauce, I'm going to try this with my leftover tomatoes!

Judy said...

What a great idea and so easy! I will have to try that. I really like that you can freeze them.

~Kathie~ said...

I am going to try this recipe tomorrow!!! very time I go out to my garden I have a new batch of tomatoes--I have so many right now and I have been trying to figure out to with them... I love the idea of freezing them!

~Kathie~ said...

Oops! =0)

*very= every

folkwoman said...

I've been using your recipe since last summer, and we love it! I'm about to do another batch today or tomorrow, maybe two, since the tomatoes are coming in now. It is the best. Have you ever tried canning it?

Kirstin said...

I think I might try this...I have a ton and don't feel like canning anymore. What do you use them in if you freeze them

Live.Love.Eat said...

I love the look of roasted tomatoes. So colorful!!!!

Hope you're doing well and sorry I have been a stranger. My blogging time has cut down drastically.