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Wrinkled tomatoes

Do you ever have cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes that are starting to shrivel and look like this?

picture of wrinkled tomatoes

Well, there is something you can do with them - make roasted tomatoes. Here's how:

Cut the tomatoes in half discarding any that are truly spoiled - we just want to use those that are a bit wilted in this project. Place the tomatoes in a baking pan that is lined with foil or parchment paper. (Don't omit this - the tomatoes really caramelize on the pan.)

Bake at 425 degrees for 20 mins. and then at 375 degrees for an additional 20 mins. After they cool store them in the refrigerator. (One reader wrote that hers were burned when she cooked them for the full 40 mins. so be sure to check to see how they look after 20 mins.)

Here is what they will look like:

picture of baked tomatoes

These little roasted tomatoes will have a very intense flavor and can be used in salads, on a sandwich, or added to a pasta sauce or vegetable casserole. Or, if you are like me you might just gobble them up as a snack.

You can find more tips each Tuesday over at Tammy's Recipes.


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3 Comments on “Wrinkled tomatoes”

  1. #1 Rhonda
    on Feb 3rd, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    I will definitely have to try this strategy, Becca. We eat grape tomatoes often, and often have a few that get wrinkly before they’re eaten. I usually eat them anyway! 🙂

  2. #2 Danette
    on Feb 4th, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Becka, I’ve really enjoyed your blog! Every time I get one of Rob’s postings (and sometimes if I just want to know what you’ve been doing this week), I flip over to see what’s been going on with your various projects. You’re interested in so many of the same things that I am. Yesterday I got coleslaw mix to make runzas, something I haven’t made for years. They’re on the menu for tomorrow. And last night I noticed the wilting grape tomatoes in the refrigerator and wondered what I should do with them (quick!) before they spoil. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  3. #3 Becka
    on Feb 4th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Danette, I’m glad you are enjoying the blog. It’s been fun to work on (for the most part!) and I’ve been learning to do things on the computer that I had never tried before. IV man is patiently trying to teach me. I had read that Runzas were similar to Bierocks. I nearly always make a batch or two in the fall when we get some cabbage up in NC where we go to get apples. I hope you enjoy yours tomorrow. :>)

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