Slow Roasted Tomatoes And Garlic Recipe

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic

Michelle Bates-Phipps

By
@chelleicious

we were given an entire roaster full of grape tomatoes so I had to come up with something quickly to use them up before they went bad. I went in search of ideas and came up with this combination of steps from various recipes.


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Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

3 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

grape tomatoes
garlic cloves
olive oil
seasonings of choice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
I used Grape Tomatoes (smaller than a cherry tomato) but you can use this recipe for any size tomato, and any amount. We started out with most of a turkey roaster full.
2
Preheat oven to 225 degrees then clean tomatoes well. Line baking sheet that has sides with parchment paper.
3
slice tomatoes in half around the middle. The idea is to place them on the parchment paper so that the tomato skin forms a cup to catch the juices from the tomato to keep the juice and flavor in the skin not running all over your pan.
4
place whole cloves of garlic on parchment paper as well. Do not peel at this point, but make sure that the extra dry skin is removed.
5
drizzle everything on the pan with olive oil. One recipe suggests that everthing should "glisten" but there really is not a magic amount to tell. Season with what ever seasonings you desire. The tomatoes become rather sweet so I just added salt and pepper. But since I made three batches that are going to store together, I did not season every batch with both things.
6
place in 225 degree oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Remove from heat. Let cool.
7
when cool, place tomatoes in a bowl and cover with olive oil. Store in refrigerator until ready to use. It is suggested that these can be kept in the refrigerator for 2 weeks but use your own judgement.
8
when garlic is cool, simple pinch one end and the clove should come out of the other, it might just be soft or it might be really squishy like a paste. Either way is fine. Place in airtight bowl, Smash the rest of the way with a fork. Use in sauces or as a spread on home made garlic toast.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy