What are you dehydrating?

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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by Brambles » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:51 pm

Either slice as you would potatoes or chop into dice no bigger 1cm, either way don't forget to blanch. I like both as you can rehydrate the slices and fry in butter or use the dice in a stew or make mash. :)
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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by jansman » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:15 pm

Brambles wrote:Either slice as you would potatoes or chop into dice no bigger 1cm, either way don't forget to blanch. I like both as you can rehydrate the slices and fry in butter or use the dice in a stew or make mash. :)
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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by ukpreppergrrl » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:41 pm

jansman wrote:I have turned my beds over and have rather more parsnips than we can use at the moment. I don’t want to take up room in the freezer, so dehydration it is. Advice please?
I do them the same as carrots - blanch, slice and dehydrate. They don't go as small as slices of carrots do when dried. A handful of both and a handful of dried spuds and some dried onions with a tin of stewing steak...add boiling water and cook for about 40 mins until the dried stuff has hydrated. Yummy stew!
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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by pseudonym » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:46 pm

Brussel Sprouts dehydrated.

http://bellabluejungle.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... ecipe.html

Just cooling down as I type. :mrgreen:

192g (20 sprouts) down to 34g

2 lots bagged up, will re-assess in the morning.

Looks like another lightweight camping food found.

Hope they rehydrate somewhere like this:

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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by pseudonym » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:58 pm

Another kilo on the go:

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The roads are pretty bad and if you do end up getting stuck its hard to justify your reason for being on the roads as 'vegan mince for a feckin' princess'.

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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by Deeps » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:29 pm

Currently have a couple portions of chilli dehydrating, to be vac sealed and stuck away for the next exped, I've made a wee dent in my stash of home made walking meals. Been a bit quiet on the dehydrating front for a while, I'll get some more onions done, got a load I've had for a while.

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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by Arzosah » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:08 pm

I finally have enough space in my brain to start thinking about dehydrating again. 8 bananas bought as an experiment, I have some of that bottled lemon juice concentrate in the fridge. I'll be going for it tomorrow.

So, the jars I'll keep them in, they can go through the dishwasher, and the lids can get boiled. What about the trays of the dehydrator? Do they need cleaning in a particular way? As in, boiling water not just hot water? And people keep writing about banana *chips* - most other things seem to get powdered, more or less, and I like the space saving and oxygen-depriving sense of doing that. Why not banana, or is that just a choice?

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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by jansman » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:44 pm

I would wash trays in hot water with a drop of thin bleach in.Rinse.Dry.Then run the dehydrator on 70° for 20 mins before putting the nanas in.
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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by Deeps » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:46 pm

Currently got a packet of frozen mixed veg on, giving it a go, although there was a bit of an 'iffy' smell which has worried me. I'll see when they're done.

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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by pseudonym » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:40 pm

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The roads are pretty bad and if you do end up getting stuck its hard to justify your reason for being on the roads as 'vegan mince for a feckin' princess'.

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