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Dehydrating potatoes can be done be either using fresh potatoes, or you can cheat by using frozen (cubed) hash browns, or grated hash browns - now that's easy!
Potatoes are everyone's favorites and I'll show you how they can be easily dehydrated from pre-cooked, sliced potatoes!
TIP: if using frozen hash browns, drop the frozen unopened bag on
the kitchen countertop a few times to break up any clumps. If clumps
persist, run the clump under cool running water for a few seconds --
that should do the trick!
Potatoes are loaded with a range of vitamins: vitamin A, vitamin C, and Choline, followed by Niacin, Thiamin, vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, and Betaine. Trace amounts of vitamin K, and Folate.
Minerals to be found in potatoes are Potassium, followed by Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Calcium. There are trace amounts of Iron, Zinc, Manganese, Copper and Selenium.
Potatoes contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids too.
If using frozen hash brown potatoes, simply ignore steps 1, 2, and 3.
Here is another way to store potatoes: freeze them. Take a look at Judie's site, best-potato- recipes.com, which is chock full of great potato soups, casseroles, grilled potatoes, and of course - mashed potatoes!
Judie and I share a great love of potatoes, as I too could eat them in any form until they come out my ears! Superb comfort food, and a bargain to boot.
THIS just in:
Joan, fondly known as the "Case Hardened Lady" wrote in to tell us how she gets ready for dehydrating potatoes. Here it is, straight from Joan:
"Started batch number four of potatoes this morning. Things are running quickly and smoothly now that I have the routine down.
Still forget to start heating the blanching water first though, it takes about 20 minutes on my stove. I'm doing sliced raw potatoes. Anyway in my mind it takes longer to peel and slice potatoes than to get the water boiling.
In reality it's only a few minutes of prep, then potatoes are ready and the water isn't. Oh, what a journey these 99 cent bags of potatoes have taken me on!"
Joan, thanks for writing in! :-)
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