Dehydrating Potatoes

When Dehydrating Potatoes, For Easier Potato Slicing ... Do This!

If you want a great way to slice potatoes - cool them off! This way, when you go to slice them, they'll be much firmer - no more warm mushy potatoes!

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Cooked potatoes being sliced

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A Few Easy Ways to Dehydrate Potatoes:

Dehydrating potatoes can be done by either using fresh potatoes, or you can cheat by using frozen (diced) 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!

The hash browns are great in vegetable soups, and the sliced potatoes make a mean potato and bacon hash!

TIP: if using frozen hash browns, drop the frozen unopened bag on the kitchen counter-top a few times to break up any clumps.

How to De-Clump Frozen Potatoes

If clumps persist, run the clump under cool running water for a few seconds – that should do the trick!

Potato Nutrition Info.

By the way, potatoes are loaded with a range of vitamins: vitamin A, vitamin C, and Choline, followed by Niacin, Thiamine, 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 also trace amounts of Iron, Zinc, Manganese, Copper and Selenium. Potatoes contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids too.

Dehydrating Potatoes ~ The EASY Way!

Let's get busy dehydrating potatoes!

If using frozen hash brown potatoes, simply ignore steps 1, 2, and 3.

  1. Gently scrub and wash potatoes in the sink
  2. Put in a pan of water, NO SALT, and bring to a boil, simmer for 20 minutes
  3. Place potatoes in a bowl, and when cooled off, put in the refrigerator overnight. This helps tremendously when you slice them tomorrow into 3/8" slices! I leave the skins on, as there are loads of nutrients in the skins too
  4. Arrange the potatoes on your food dehydrator trays, making sure the potatoes don't overlap
  5. Turn on your food dehydrator and set the temperature between 125°F and 135°F (or per your food dehydrator's instructions).
Dehydrated sliced potatoes
  • Potatoes will be leathery and/or brittle when fully dried.
  • Drying time for potatoes: between 6-14 hours.
  • Please remember to rotate your trays for even drying.

Joan's Dehydrating Potatoes Journey

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!"

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Joan, thanks for writing in! :-)

Lucky's Tasty Dill Potato Chips

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Watch Lucky's video on how she made these delicious Dill Potato Chips ... the secret is in the "soaking"...

Thanks for sharing this with us, Lucky!

Lucky Dew Farm - Dill Potato Chips

Lucky also wanted to share this with us:

"Well I did a batch yesterday and found they taste pretty good. However, if you don't place them in a air tight container with a moisture absorber (oxypack) they tend to get flimsy quickly if you live in a high humidity place like I do...

I am still working on perfecting this! If you eat them right away after a session of drying, they are pretty tasty ... the only thing I did was sliced the potatoes really thin and soaked them in apple cider vinegar for 12 hours. I did not rinse them but drained them, then laid them out on the mesh sheeting and sprinkled sea salt and dill weed onto them ...

Like I said, tasted pretty good but as far as keeping them for a long period, more steps will have to be made."

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