Tomato Confit

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Complex

Appears in

The French Laundry Cookbook

By Thomas Keller

Published 1999

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Ingredients

  • Tomatoes
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Thyme sprigs

Method

This is one of our staple preparations—tomato “petals” slow-cooked in the oven with olive oil, thyme, and salt. We make tomato confit every day and use it as a garnish in many dishes. The roasting of the tomatoes, not unlike the reduction of a stock, intensifies the flavors.

Cut out the cores from the tomatoes and cut a shallow X in the bottom of each tomato. Drop the tomatoes into a po