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I buy bacon bits but very seldom eat actual bacon.....

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7/12/14 9:16 P

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WoW !!! Eggplant Bacon ???
I just had to scope that one out !!!

Here is a blog with recipes if anyone is interested ...


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I bought a package of Sun Dried Tomatoes a couple of weeks ago -- first time ever. Did I ever gulp at the price, but needed them for a recipe. Yes, doing my own will save a TON of money.

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Hi Linda...When I make mine, I use half bouillon and half espresso.
It give it a rich flavor but you can leave it out.
You're Welcome. I love making my own dried mixes...It sure save a ton of money.

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Patti, just reading your home made Onion Soup powder and wondering what job does the expresso do? I don't drink tea or coffee of any kind, not even in baking or cooking....
The rest of the recipe sounds great.

Also, thanks for the dried Garlic powder and the Sun Dried Tomatoes. These sound fabulous.... I will have to give them a try....

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Simple Homemade “Sun-Dried ” Tomatoes
From The Prairie Homestead

Oh !!! I can Smell them Now !!!! YUMMMM !!!!!

The only thing I do differently is slice them from top to bottom...They may take a bit longer to dry but they are meatier !


www.theprairiehomestead.com/2014/06/
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Dried Green Beans...

Wash fresh beans and cut into 1" pcs...
Steam blanch for 10 minutes stiring occasionally so they all get steamed. Don't make them to deep.
Immediately, take out of steam basket and put on dehydrator shelves. (I put mine on a towel and blotted them to absorb some of the moisture first)
Dry for 4-12 hrs till they are brittle and completely dried.
Store in a well sealed jar or container in your pantry.
No need to freeze.


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How to Make Raw Garlic Powder

I got this idea from my beautiful cousin, a fellow DIYer from Cali. When I found out she made her own garlic powder, I knew I had to find out how! A few months ago, she had a 3-hour layover in Seattle, and we hadn’t seen each other in years. It was a no-brainer – we simply had to get together! So my daughter and I drove down to the airport meet her, and we took her out to dinner. We had a great time together over some very delicious lamb, and she revealed how easy it is to make your own garlic powder.

As soon as my store-bought garlic powder ran out, I tried my hand at it with a modification or two to fit my style. I always change things up to fit my style, don’t you? ;)

She has given me permission to share it with you all! Thank you, dear Cousin!



Raw Garlic Powder

Gather supplies:

• One head of garlic
• Garlic press
• Knife
• Dehydrator tray lined with wax paper or equivalent

Break apart your head of garlic into individual cloves. Cut off the ends and peel, if needed. (I don’t always peel my garlic when using a press.)



Press through garlic press directly onto the lined dehydrator tray. If you don’t have a garlic press, slice the garlic very thinly.



Spread pressed or sliced garlic thinly on tray and dehydrate on low for 12 – 24 hours. I set my Excalibur to 95 degrees. Enjoy the garlic smell wafting through your house!

You can also use an oven set on the lowest setting. This does not guarantee that the finished product will still be raw as the lowest setting on most modern ovens is 170 degrees. If desired, you can leave the oven door open to lower the temperature. Keep in mind, the garlic might be dried sooner than 12 hours.



Put dried garlic “chips” in blender or coffee grinder and grind to powder. Store in appropriate container.



I promise you, this will be the best garlic powder you have ever tasted! It is very strong and will last much longer than your store-bought garlic powder because you won’t use as much. Warning! You may need to adjust your recipes to taste unless you really like garlic.

I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!


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From Countrycrone

Make Zucchini Chips With A Food Dehydrator.
Zucchini Chips Are A Great Alternative To Potato Chips .


Are you looking for a healthier alternative to fried potato chips?
Would you like to eat a chip that does not have excess oils, excess salt and unhealthy fats?
If so, the answer lies with a food dehydrator and raw zucchini.
Zucchini chips are a healthy, low fat, non-fried vegetable chip alternative to standard potato chips.


Preparation:

1. Slice unpeeled zucchini into slices about 1/4 inch thick

2. Blend 2 tomatoes, chopped fine and some minced garlic in a bowl.

3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

4. Now add a small amount of olive oil to the mixture.

5. Coat both sides of the zucchini slices in the tomato/garlic mixture.

6. Place the zucchini slices on the dehydrator’s drying trays

Dry the zucchini slices for 12 hours or until the slices are crisp, showing no signs of moisture within the slice. Break a zucchini chip open to test the inside of the slice.

Enjoy your healthy zucchini chips.

As an alternative, I have also used yellow squash and kale.

This is so yummy. Hope you like it.


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Homemade Onion Soup Mix

4 tsp onion powder
2 tsp table salt
2 tsp Brown Sugar
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp celery seed
1 tsp dried thyme
3 Tbl Corn Starch
1 tsp Expresso Powder

Mix all together and store in a well sealed jar.

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Please Post your Dehydrating Recipes Here...

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Patti, thanks for the site. Lots of stuff to look up there.....

www.ehow.com/how_3448_dry-potatoes.h
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Here is how to Dehydrate potatoes.
Yes, you have to steam blance or boil them...(I steam blance)
I'm still looking for that recipe but this may get you going...

Instructions
1 Wash potatoes, removing any spoiled areas. Skins can be removed or left on for vitamins.

2 Bring a large kettle of water to a boil. Add salt to taste.

3 Slice potatoes into 1/8-inch-thick rounds.

4 Place potato slices in a vegetable basket and dip into boiling salt water.

5 Wait for water to return to a boil.

6 Boil potatoes for 6 to 8 minutes.

7 Remove potatoes from boiling water and place basket of potatoes in ice water for 15 minutes.

8 Spread blanched potatoes in a single layer between paper towels and blot dry.

9 To dry in conventional oven, coat cookie sheets with vegetable-oil spray.

10 Spread blanched potato slices on sheets in a single layer.

11 Place in oven on lowest setting, around 170 degrees F.

12 Keep oven door cracked for air circulation and for moisture to escape.

13 Turn slices over after 1 hour.

14 Continue turning every 30 minutes until potatoes are brittle and translucent, but not pliable.

15 To dry in dehydrator, place potato slices on racks coated lightly with vegetable-oil spray. Place slices in a single layer and not touching each other.

16 Follow dehydrator instructions on settings and times.

17 Let potatoes cool; store in a glass jar or large plastic bag.

Tips & Warnings

When dry, potatoes will be a pale white color with a tinge of yellow.

Some potatoes dry faster than others, so check every 15 to 30 minutes for dried slices and remove them.

Rehydrate potatoes by pouring boiling water over them and letting them sit for at least an hour.

Avoid letting slices become brownish in color when drying. This means they are overcooked and could have a bad taste.

Read more: How to Dry Potatoes | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_3448_dry-potatoes.
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I used some dehydrated celery for a chicken stew this week. 1 cup of celery made about 4 cups reconstituted...... I did this outside of the stew because I was not sure how much water I needed and good thing as I originally used 1:3 ration but found that was not nearly enough water.

Potatoes are on sale today so I want to dehydrate them. My sister says I have to blanch them. Anyone else tried potatoes? Any other tips and hints ou can pass along?

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When I dry cherries and apples, I get them going along and then turn the dehydrator off and on. Otherwise, they are crispy on the outside and undone on the inside. Leaving them alone overnight in the dehydrator evens the moisture out better, and then I can tell if I need more time.

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Hi Linds, Yes, fruit should not be brittle but veggies must be or they will mold.
I've dried mushrooms, corn, green beans, zucchini and carrots.
They rehydrate very well but must be brittle.

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I have a dehydrator, but so far, I have only used it for herbs and fruit. I dried apples and cherries in it, and found that you need to make sure not too over dry them, or they become brittle. They can be re-hydrated, and used in recipes, but are not so nice to eat out of hand, when they get too dry... It works wonderfully for the herbs, and they get dry much quicker, than when I use the oven method.


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Gosh, Probably but I'm not sure of the adjustments...
Maybe Google " dry beans in the oven recipe" and see what comes up.

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Can these be dried in an oven instead, if so - what are the adjustments in time, etc. on that?

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Dried Green Beans...

Wash fresh beans and cut into 1" pcs...
Steam blanch for 10 minutes stiring occasionally so they all get steamed. Don't make them to deep.
Immediately, take out of steam basket and put on dehydrator shelves. (I put mine on a towel and blotted them to absorb some of the moisture first)
Dry for 4-12 hrs till they are brittle and completely dried.
Store in a well sealed jar or container in your pantry.
No need to freeze.

Edited by: GEMINI-SKY at: 3/17/2013 (07:27)
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