Pomodori secchi sotto olio
Mar 13, 2012
This is a technique I learned from my next door neighbor Rita, she of the build-it-yourself compost maker
fame. It's how to preserve sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil. I got my tomatoes from a huge market in Rome but intend to grow and dry my own this year. I've seen some recipes say you can dry the tomatoes in the oven but I can't really believe it's the same. Then again, nobody here has a clothes dryer, so maybe it's just custom. At any rate, you'll need dried tomatoes, as good a quality as you can lay your hands on, great olive oil, garlic and oregano. I'll share what Rita told me under each photo in captions. Once these tomatoes are ready to be eaten, after ten days or so, we'll go through a jar like it was the finest chocolate. Mmmmmmm good!