Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

I can't believe I've never tried them before! It's the simplest thing. Not even a recipe, simply a method.

Acquire 3# Roma tomatoes.

Slice off the end and in half lengthwise, creating tomato soldiers*.

Scoop out the seeds with your finger over the sink.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or your Silpat.

Place tomatoes cut side up, 12-16 halves to a sheet.

Use a pastry brush to apply a thin lacquer of olive oil to each tomato.

Sprinkle each tomato with salt.

Optional: Add rosemary leaves, whole garlic cloves, black pepper or tarragon.

Roast in a 200°F oven for 6 hours. Yes, six hours.

Eat. Plain or on toast, with pasta or on pizza.

*Tomato soldiers is what I called them while prepping boxes and boxes of tomatoes while working at Papa Murphy's through my formative years.

Inspired by Orangette

1 comment:

Jocelyn:McAuliflower said...

Those look so good! Nice touch with the garlic in there.