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    Dehydrator recipes

    I am looking for recipes using veggies/fruit. We have had our dehydrator for 3 years and have only made turkey jerky. Would like to use it more if I can find some great recipes.

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    Can you make banana chips with it? I love banana chips to snack on. How about doing crasins from cranberries. You can use those in a lot of recipes instead of raisins.

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    We tried the banana chips, they were so hard we couldn't eat them. LOL
    They turned brown even though we had dipped them in lemon juice and honey.

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    I have the best thing ever - you wash apples really good, cut them into thin slices; you can leave the stem and seeds and they fall out when dried. Then mix sugar with a small amount of cinnamon and after cutting the slices, dip into sugar mixture and put on the dehydrator. I always spray my racks with a little Pam before placing the apples as it makes clean up a little easier and the apples don't stick. You leave them on about 12 hours or so, I suppose it depends a little on your dehydrator but you can check them after 10 or so hours. They are the best snack ever!! I have used several different types of apples and don't notice a big difference.
    Michelle

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    Dry the banana slices and use them to make banana bread. Mix equal amounts of applesauce and yogurt, drop by spoon full on sheets/plastic wrap to make 'candy blobs' for kids.
    I just made sweet potato chips to replace regular chips. Slice very thin, in bowl add a small amount of olive oil, toss to coat, lay on parchment paper lined cookie sheets, sprinkle with coarse salt/spices. Bake in oven until they start to turn light brown. Then place all in food dryer and dry until very dry. These things are great and a lot did not even make it to the cooling rack.
    The potatoes muse be baked/cooked before drying for them to be edible with dips/ketchup. I made some raw chips that ended up as doggie treats because I could not eat them.
    Shred cabbage and dry, add to soups
    make matchsticks/shreds of zucchini, measure out 2 cups shreds per layer, dry, use to make zuke bread or add to soups.
    I make Greek yogurt for my 2 furries, 1 gallon makes about 18, 1/2 pint jars, they seal when cool and are stored in the spare fridge.
    I recently made hamburger 'rocks', cook burger, drain off fat--rinse-rinse-rinse until all fat is gone dry until gravel. Then I vacuum sealed the rocks in 1/2 pint jars for storage. Use in stews, chili and goulash.
    Lots more ideas if you do a search online. Also check into backpacking recipes to create a whole meal in zipper bags for traveling/camping.

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    Check out this site. They have tons of free recipes and videos as to how to dehydrate. I've learned so much.
    http://www.dehydrate2store.com/recipes/

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    I just got a dehydrator, cannot wait to try some of these recipes. Take care.

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    we did onions
    cut them up in small pieces and they were like the dry ones you buy
    we ended up with 12 quart jars full
    we had to put then out in a shed because they smelled really strong

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    I dry apples with it. I usually use Fuji apples.
    Skin and core the apple, cut the apple in halves, and slice (not too thin, not too thick), about 1/4 inch (?).
    Put the slices in a large enough bowl of cold water with lemon juice (I never measure, but maybe 1/4 cup per bowl (?). you don't want it to be too sour either, just enough to help the apples not turn brown. Even if it does turn brown before you dry it, it will be OK.
    I have a jar with confectioner sugar pre-mixed with ground cinnamon. I don't measure either, I just look at the color, it looks like very very light color of hot chocolate mix. After you experiment, add more (or less) cinnamon to your liking.
    After the apple slices sit in the water for a few minutes, drain well. Sprinkle a couple of teasspoon of the sugar mixture on to the apple slices. Toss to mix well.
    Arrange on the trays, dry at 125 degrees for about 8 hours.
    I have also dried persimmons (both the fuyu, before the squirrel discovered my tree, and the other kind). Do the same thing, minus the cinnamon sugar combination). They are both delicious!

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    I dried mushrooms by just slicing and arranging on rack and sweet potatoes. Would like to know the jerky if you can pm
    Create something beautiful from scraps.

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