It’s summertime and we are hopefully all trying our at gardening this year.I want to show you how easy it is to dehydrate just about everything in our gardens! I cut the core out of some tomatoes and sliced them about 1/4 inch thick before placing them on the dehydrator rack. Now, you need to understand that Roma tomatoes are the best for dehydrating or sun drying.Remove from boiling water and immediately run cold water over them while draining in a colander to stop the cooking process.Add lemon juice to your ice water bath and place the sweet potatoes back in to cool completely.Potatoes are a main- stay of many families, and are a food which most folks are uncertain about drying themselves. This is due to the fact that the commercial dehydration process also bleaches the potatoes in order to make them appear more appetizing to the public.I suggest that you store your dried foods in jars or bags, in a cool, dry place just as you would any other home preserved food.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil.
Tomatoes are really easy to dry and use in salad dressings, salads (crumbled) and casseroles.
Oh, and if you make some sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil with some spices they are great on panini grilled sandwiches.
Since I’ve been on a dehydrating kick and the potatoes I dehydrated turned out so great, the next logical step was dehydrating sweet potatoes.
Now’s the time to stock up on sweet potatoes because there are always crazy sales right around Thanksgiving. The number of potatoes you use depends on how many trays you have on your dehydrator.