At the moment I have only done hash brown shreds and I dried a few trays of potatoes that I put thru my ricer.Love the egg info - thanks!
Emerald, how do you do your potatoes? Slice 'em?
I'm looking to dry potato slices, and have a food processor disk for thin slices. Also have a dehydrator and acid dip. Just not sure what order to do the slicing, blanching, dipping - and how long to blanch. And if you do something other than slices, I'd like to learn about that, too. Just getting into this....
The summer type squashes don't need to be steamed or anything just either sliced or shredded or cubed and put right in the dehydrator.What about drying yellow and white squash? Or any squash other than butternut and acorn, and zucchini I store them in cellar.
I love it, but only so much room in freezers for it.
Now I know what to do with the liver from the beef we just killed, I have tried to give it to everyone around here.(Home made dried dog treats.)
We buy beef liver, cut it into small cubes and dry it in the oven on a screen over a cookie sheet. We buy Hormone Free so we know exactly what is in their treats. Our dogs just go nuts for them! Set the oven as low as it will go. Leave the oven door open about four inches. Leave them in until they are dry all the way through.
Thanks for the link! That is quite a set up! Almost what I want to make but for sure I am going to make one a bit smaller and easier for me to move and use. I plan on making the solar collector part detachable so that in the winter I can attach it to my kitchen window(only one with a good clear shot to winter sunshine) so that on sunny days all I have to do is open the window and let the heat in--I know that we are far north but on sunny days you can feel the warmth of the sun and the kitchen does warm up a bit.Last summer we built this large scale unit at the homestead to dehydrate our crops:
YouTube - SolarFlex Food Dryer and Solar Heater
...but we used 3 recycled upright freezers with racks for the drying compartments.
Works great, uses pennies a day to run the squirrel-cage blower that moves air through the units.