Tomato powder

Tomato powder

I know I’ve written about this before. But it was included in another post. And food hacks like this deserves its own post. I think the whole idea is great. You get som sweet, tasty tomato powder from something you normally throw away. The skins from your peeled tomatoes.

Tomatoe skins
Normally wasted

And the best part is that it’s so simple. You just spread the tomato skins on a paper towel and place it on a micro-safe plate. Be sure that there are no overlapping. Place everything in the microwave oven and run in full effect for 4 minutes. Continue in 30-second intervals until the skins ar totally dehydrated. It should crumble if you pinch it.

Tomato skin and dry

After that, you just have to grind it in a grinder or mortar and pestle with sugar and salt to a fine powder. Or flakes if you prefer that.

You can use it to sprinkle over all kinds of food, like pizza or pasta dishes.
Of course, it’s just perfect to everything with mozzarella.

I found this recipe at Serious Eats, and I knew right away that it was going to be a companion for the future. It feels like you get a very useful bonus product when you cook something with peeled tomatoes. At the same time, you reduce your food waste.
And when you add the fact that it’s so easy to do makes it irresistible. At least for me.

 

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Tomato powder
A delicious sweet tasty tomato powder that can be sprinkled over all kinds of food.
Tomato powder
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Tomato powder
Instructions
  1. Spread the tomato skins on a paper towel and place it on a micro-safe plate. Be sure that there are no overlapping.
  2. Place everything in the microwave oven and run in full effect for 4 minutes. Continue in 30-second intervals until the skins ar totally dehydrated. It should crumble if you pinch it.
  3. Grind it in a grinder or mortar and pestle with sugar and salt to a fine powder.
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