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Old 04-06-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
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Dehydrated foods

I recently found out about dehydrated Zucchini and I'm actually making some zucchini chips now. Does anyone have any delicious recipes for other dehydrated foods that are induction friendly?
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
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I don't have any recipes. I've made different kinds of jerky lots of time but mostly I just marinate the meat in soy sauce and red pepper flakes cause I like the heat.

Do you have to do anything special to the zucchini to make the chips? Like blanching it first or anything like that? I'd like to try making them too.

I tried celery but that was a bust. I don't know why it didn't work, but there must be a secret to it.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:59 PM   #3
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This recipe is not induction friendly and I haven't tried it, but I just noticed I had the link, so you might want to make these after you are done with induction. It has a picture of the chips too.

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...ese-chips.html
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:21 AM   #4
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All I did for my zucchini Chips was get my mandeline out and slice them as thin as possible. The recipe I read suggested to dry them on paper towel for 10 minutes. I did this the first time and it took a way long time.. like 3:30-4 hours. The second time I did it, I sliced them and put them on paper towel and then put them in my fridge overnight. The next day I put down some parchment paper, lightly sprayed them with Olive Oil and some Kosher Salt and left them in the oven for 2-2.5 hours on 200 or lower. They're super light and sooo delicious. My problem is I can't keep them in the house long enough to enjoy them! I made one zucchini today and the chips all together fit in a 1/2 cup container.. maybe a little more. So you can see how they go so quickly!

I might need to invest in a dehydrator to try to get a stockpile (lol) going.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:35 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help.

If you google "how to dehydrate vegetables" a couple of good sites show up that tell about most veggies. I can't post a link on here, but they are pretty easy to find.

There are some older threads on here about dehydrating stuff, if you do a search. For some reason, the links never work from this site, but you can find them using the search bar uptop or the google search.

p.s. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:12 PM   #6
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I think I might like the zucchini better than the kale. And with summer coming I want to try these. (AND I have a dehydrator). I would guess once you slice them with the mandolin you can put them on a paper towel. Not sure how long, and then put them in the dehydrator.
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Has anyone tried making zucchini chips in a dehydrator? Are they a good enough substitute for potato chips to justify the cost of a dehydrator and all the work involved to make the chips? I have been debating for a month as to whether or not a dehydrator would sit in the cabinet alongside the bread machine that I can no longer use. I don't like jerky and am diabetic so I don't eat fruit. Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:33 AM   #8
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Has anyone tried making zucchini chips in a dehydrator? Are they a good enough substitute for potato chips to justify the cost of a dehydrator and all the work involved to make the chips? I have been debating for a month as to whether or not a dehydrator would sit in the cabinet alongside the bread machine that I can no longer use. I don't like jerky and am diabetic so I don't eat fruit. Any input would be appreciated.
If I had not bought mine very cheaply off of Craigs List I would not have purchased one.
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I bought a cheapie (but worked well) dehydrator, a Nesco Snackmaster, first to try out to see if I'd really use it. I did, so invested in an Excalibur to use.

When I did zucchini chips, I used the slicing blade on my food processor to speed up that process, and I didn't bother to dry the slices on paper towels first, just tossed them with a VERY small amount of olive oil (just enough to give a very fine coating) and sprinkled with a tiny bit of salt (it concentrates when you dehydrate) and let 'em go til crispy.

They're NOT a potato chip substitute as far as dipping goes, but they're a really tasty snack. I also did yellow squash and we loved those too.

Fave is still kale though!
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Dried zucchine chips and cucumber chips are great. I have an Excalibur and it's the bomb. My kids call me the Dehydrater Queen, lol. I dry everything! I love to keep dried onoins and garlic around so I can grind them up to a powder to make my own salts and spice mixes. Dry fruits, melons ect. I use them in my muffins ect. It's easy to rehydrate and use for cooking. Also love dried apples and rehydrate them for pies ect. Tomatos can be dried and soaked in oil, or dry them and grind them to powder for making sauces.
I dry lemon slices and use one everyday in my cups of water.
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I dry some winter squash along with the others that I've done.

Delicata, turban in strips, and goleden nugget. Tomatos, kale , onions,lot of veggies.
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