1- SUN-DRYING METHOD
Wash and wipe tomatoes with a kitchen napkin.Cut tomatoes in halves and if they are too big then chop them into quarters.
You can scoop out the seeds, but this is optional. I didn’t remove the seeds.
Spread tomatoes on a big plate or tray.
Arrange them in a single layer and with some distance from each other.
Sprinkle a little salt, pepper and dried basil over the tomato pieces.
Cover the tomato tray with a fine muslin cloth or a net.
Keep the tray in direct sun light .It will take 4-6 days depend upon the weather and size of tomatoes.
When they have dried completely, they have a chewy raisin-like texture.
Once dried, store them in zip lock bags and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
You can also add in a glass jar and pour olive oil to cover the pieces completely.
2- DRYING IN THE OVEN
Follow the same method till step 5.
Preheat oven on 160 degree centigrade and spread the chopped tomatoes in a baking tray.
Spread in a single layer and with some gap between the pieces
Cook for 8-12 hours depends on the size and thickness of the tomatoes and your oven
When the pieces cool down completely then store in a zip lock bag.
Keep refrigerated or preserve in olive oil.