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  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  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







27 comments:

Vardhini said...

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

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Kalyani said...

soo good :)


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Chef Mireille said...

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

Anisha Ranjit said...

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

Santosh Bangar said...

new to me .gr8 recipe

PriyaVaasu said...

Looks yum!!!

Surabhi Nayak said...

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

Srivalli said...

Sounds really good..

vaishali sabnani said...

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

Harini said...

intersting!

Aarthi said...

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

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veena krishnakumar said...

Looks so nice

Sravs said...

Awesome recipe !! so crispy chips !!

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Smitha said...

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

sangee vijay said...

lovely snack...looks so crisp n yummy!!
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Suma Gandlur said...

Good one!

Gayathri Kumar said...

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

A Kamalika Krishmy said...

Good try with tomato

Archana Vivek said...

so nice thought and looks delicious too

Preeti Garg said...

Awesome....

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Hemavathi Murari said...

Tempting color. Its really great dear.

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Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow awesome..

Archana said...

Awesome.

Rujuta said...

The chips look tempting.. nice recipe and click

PJ said...

Lovely color.Looks nice

Sobha Shyam said...

fabulous chips, sure i wanna give a try :) so tempting and yummy..Thanx a lot for linking it to my event :)

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Anonymous said...

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

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