just bought a dehydrator

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Re: just bought a dehydrator
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2013, 17:33 »
I tried dehydrating apple chunks rather than the usual apple rings - request from OH for his morning porridge as cutting up apple rings is hard work ............ apparently  ::)  Took about twice as long, but they are lovely.  A different texture to the apple rings and a real concentrated blast of apple when you bite in :) 

Other eat out of the jar treats I like are mostly fruit based.  I think you need the sugar content to help the texture.  Tomato slices are about the only veg ones I munch on, but courgette slices are great for winter slow cook dishes as Madame Cholet says.

Using the oven will give a crisper result as you are drying, rather than dehydrating.  Dehydrating will preserve more of the nutrient value as it is a slower, lower temperature process  :)


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Re: just bought a dehydrator
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2013, 21:12 »
I use old lrg pickle jars with cling film for a good seal that works well.

When I went back packing in March I took mushrooms, grated carrot, leeks, parsnips and sliced onions in ziplock bags enough for 10 days meals and no weight.

The mashed potato wasn't brilliant it took longer to rehydrate in hot water than cooking from scratch. May grate and dry raw next time.
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