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Hello everyone..I have a small garden, that has produced more tomatoes than we can eat..Is there something I can do, other than canning them, in order to preserve some? (Newbie gardener here..)Thank you.
I love 'tomato chips' - slice large tomatoes into 1/4" slices, little ones in half, and dry them. You could add salt/herbs before drying.
Here's a link I think might help you:
Tomatoes also freeze well if you want to use them for cooking later. Their skins will slip right off after a bit of a thaw and then it is super easy to cook them into a sauce, etc since they are more broken down from the freezing process.
I have also done what @chimboodle04 suggests. Works well.
Have you ever made ketchup? Very satisfying to have homemade ketchup in the pantry. Or salsa.
I am a newbie gardener who hopes to have too many tomatoes. If I did I would can some and the chips sound wonderful and then I would also do this: https://www.daringgourmet.com/how-to-make-sun-dried-tomatoes/
I really enjoy including sun dried tomatoes in the things I cooks.
I wash them, chop them up, bag them, and toss them in the freezer. We usually eat them with the skins later on, but sometimes if I'm having company I will blend them before putting them into a dish. (Once I had a student ask me what the peels were. LOL)
Thank you all so much..I plan on freezing some this afternoon and my husband wants to try the "tomato chips", which sounds tasty and a more healthy option, which I'm trying to do these days. I've made salsa, but not ketchup..that's on my list. Again, thank you for the suggestions, much appreciated!