Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

I think I may be the last one on the planet to try slow roasted tomatoes. I found recipes here (Kalyn's Kitchen), here (A Veggie Venture), here (Kitchen Parade), here (The Perfect Pantry), here (The Wednesday Chef), and here (Stephencooks). I've been reading about them on various blogs for at least a year. And I never tried them until now.

And I'm kicking myself for losing that year.


















It's freakin' tomato candy. It's like the best tomato sauce you ever had. It's a whole summer's worth of tomatoes in one bite. Even with Romas from the grocery store. I can't even imagine what these would be like with tomatoes fresh from my garden. I think my head may explode.

Yeah, make these. Yes, turn on your oven, even if it's hot and nasty outside. It's only 200 degrees, you won't even feel it. I know it's for 6 hours. Doesn't matter. It's worth it.

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18 comments:

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

A slow-roasted tomato is a thing of beauty.

Vicki said...

Hey JS -
It sure is! Thanks for visiting!

noble pig said...

Oh, I bet the flavors in that are something else. Just beautiful.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Welcome to the slow-roasted tomato club! I make these every summer, and in February, when I'm craving good tomato flavor and can't find a decent tomato anywhere, I'll reach into the freezer and pull out a container of these slow-roasted beauties. Added to canned tomatoes, they make the most amazing sauce.

kat said...

I can't wait until my heirlooms are ripe & I can do this

Alanna said...

Welcome, indeed! I was muchly pleased to see my favorite Cascade meaty tomatoes at the market, already. Must roast, must roast!

PS I'd recommend trying the full 10-12 hrs. Seriously.

Vicki said...

Hi NP - I can't wait to do it again!

Hi Lydia - I'd love to freeze some, but they're so good I don't think they'd make it into the freezer!

Hi kat - I want to try with my tiny yellow tomatoes. Wish I had heirlooms.

Hi Alanna - I'll try the 10-12 next time (tonight maybe!).

Zoomie said...

Thanks for the timely reminder! I'll try these again this year!

L Johnson said...

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Vicki said...

Hi Zoomie -
You're welcome, and thanks to everyone who finally convinced me to make these!

Hi LJ -
Thanks for visiting, & thanks for the kind words!

Kalyn said...

I consider this one of the best things I've learned since I started blogging! Slow roasted tomatoes are just so amazing.

Vicki said...

Hi Kalyn -
You're right. Even no-knead bread doesn't top these tomatoes!

Pam said...

I love slow roasting anything but especially tomatoes. I love how sweet they become.

Vicki said...

Hi Pam -
I had no idea how delicious these were, now I'm addicted!

Paula said...

Love slow roasted tomatoes! The photo is great! Now if only my garden tomatoes would turn red!

Vicki said...

Hi Paula -
Don't feel bad, my garden ones are green too! These were Romas from the store :-)

Krizia said...

Oh my goodness gracious, I honestly did not hear about slow-roasted tomatoes until reading your blog! WHERE HAVE I BEEN ALL YEAR?! Haha thank you so much for the inspiring info. I checked out all the other recipe links you provided and don't know which one to choose >_<

But at least I know about these things now :)

Vicki said...

Hey Krizia -
Try them, you won't be disappointed!