I recently became the proud new owner of an Excalibur dehydrator. It was perfect timing with this month’s Recipe Redux challenge, “Get Your Dehydrator On.” Dehydrating produce when it’s in season is a budget-friendly way to stock up for the winter.
I get so much produce during the summer from my farm share, and I’ve been wanting to use a dehydrator to process the excess. I’m still experimenting with my new machine, but one of my successes thus far is dried cherry tomatoes.
My farmer grows the sweetest, most delicious cherry tomatoes. We get the orange sungold variety as well as the bright red ones. Some weeks, I come home with several pints of these goodies. They’re so simple to process in the dehydrator. I just cut them in half, load up the machine, and set the timer. Depending on how juicy they are, it can take 12 or more hours to dry them properly. (Note: If you don’t own a dehydrator, you can easily dehydrate tomatoes in the oven.)
This dried tomato frittata is an easy recipe for enjoying these summer goodies. I keep the ingredient list simple, but you could add other vegetables or meat to this frittata. It’s a versatile dish that you could serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
$1.42 per serving
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 small shallot diced
- 2/3 cup dried tomatoes
- 6 eggs
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp chives
- Grated parmesan or other cheese optional
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and grease a small pie dish.
In a medium skillet, saute the shallot in the olive oil briefly over medium-low heat to soften it. Place the cooked shallot in the baking dish.
Add the dried tomatoes to the dish.
Crack the eggs into a bowl and add the salt. Whip the egg mixture with a fork until it has a uniform yellow color.
Pour the eggs into the baking dish, and sprinkle with chives. Also sprinkle with cheese if you’re using it.
Bake the frittata until set (12 to 14 minutes).
Tomato Frittata Price Breakdown
This recipe costs $4.26 to make, or $1.42 per serving (3 servings). Try this sundried tomato frittata for an easy, delicious dish to serve any time of day.