Did you know that you can actually turn tomatoes into sweet and crispy chips? If you want to make some of them in your kitchen, then all you need to do is have your oven preheated and throw in lots of patience, too — those thin slices of tomatoes need to be cooked very slowly in the oven for you to be able to come up with the most unforgettable tomato chips on the face of the planet!
Many are aware that it’s very much possible to turn starchy root vegetables and green leafy ones into chips. Not a lot of people, however, know that those juicy tomatoes can be turned into chips, too!
Well, you can easily impress your family members and friends with tomato chips that are made fresh in your kitchen. There is no need for you to dry tomato slices under the sweltering sun or use a dehydrator just to produce these truly healthy and interesting treats that are definitely like no other.
These tomato chips are so delicious by themselves, and they are undeniably perfect while you are watching your favorite TV sitcom or reading a paperback novel that you just procured. However, these homemade crispy delights also go very well with pasta, pizza, salad or just about anything else that is normally served with tomatoes.
Other than being delicious, tomato chips that you will later on learn how to make are so very nutritious. Every serving of it is loaded with an antioxidant called lycopene that is scientifically-proven to effectively fight off cancer cells. There are loads and loads of vitamin C present, too, which is a nutrient so important for strengthening the immune system. Unlike most other chips out there, tomato chips are not going to put your heart in danger.
Are you excited to surprise your family and friends and even yourself with your very first batch of tomato chips? Put on your apron and read on. Here’s the very easy-to-follow recipe:
2 to 3 large-sized firm tomatoes
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Finely-ground black pepper
-Using a sharp knife, carefully chop up tomatoes into thin slices — the thinner the slices, the better.
-Place several pieces of kitchen paper on a large serving tray. Arrange tomato slices neatly on it.
-Sprinkle kosher salt and allow tomatoes to stand for 15 minutes.
-In the meantime, get your oven preheated to 250°F — that’s equivalent to 120°C.
-After the 15 minutes have passed, grab another serving tray and line it with several pieces of kitchen paper.
-One by one, transfer sliced tomatoes on it, this time facing downwards.
-Sprinkle a little kosher salt. Let stand for about 5 minutes.
-Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Transfer tomato slices on it, shaking off kosher salt.
-Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle a little finely-ground black pepper.
-Bake them for about 6 to 8 hours — yes, that’s how long it takes for tomato chips to cook to perfection!
-It’s a good idea to check every 3 hours or so.
-If you want your homemade tomato chips a bit moist, bake for only 6 hours. Otherwise, let them bake for 8 full hours.
-Allow to cool on a wire rack for an hour, and then serve or transfer to an airtight container.