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post #1 of 15
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Owner bought dehydrator for upcoming season. What are your favourite things to dehydrate and how have you used them? We oven dried thin slices of tomato last year to garnish a fresh heirloom tomato salad. Possibilities are endless yay.
post #2 of 15

Pears are my favorite.  But I dry any fruit I can get hold of, I've got 3 fruit&veg stores within walking distance

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post #3 of 15
Berries!
All sorts and then I pulverize and sift out the seeds.
The powder is great for flavoring and coloring merengue based cookies as well as cream fillings for chocolates.
Can add to the cocoa for dusting Truffles also.
Kinda expensive but still less if I can catch some good buys when in season.

mimi
post #4 of 15
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Berries!
All sorts and then I pulverize and sift out the seeds.
The powder is great for flavoring and coloring merengue based cookies as well as cream fillings for chocolates.
Can add to the cocoa for dusting Truffles also.
Kinda expensive but still less if I can catch some good buys when in season.

mimi


Very cool idea! Thanks.

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post #5 of 15

Probably mangoes.  They sell them at the Asian grocer oh man!  I get the large bag.  :D

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Originally Posted by flipflopgirl View Post

Berries!
All sorts and then I pulverize and sift out the seeds.
The powder is great for flavoring and coloring merengue based cookies as well as cream fillings for chocolates.
Can add to the cocoa for dusting Truffles also.
Kinda expensive but still less if I can catch some good buys when in season.

mimi

Love this. I am thinking might be neat folded into a sabayon

post #7 of 15
Garnish 'dust's and 'powder's. Just blend dehydrated product till its powder. Apple/fennel is nice, and so is carrot.
post #8 of 15

I like to dehydrate citrus peel (limes, lemons, oranges, grapefruit). I pulverize into powder and use this to add flavor to seafood and poultry.

post #9 of 15

Tomato powder

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post #10 of 15
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Tomato powder

Awesome, what did you do with it?

post #11 of 15
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Awesome, what did you do with it?


Awesome on fish.......

post #12 of 15
It helps to get the intended product as dry as you can before dehydration.
Saves time on the machine better spent resting or working something else.
Wash, drain then park in a low oven for a bit .....
I always lay on a barrier of some sort just to make sure there is no contamination danger from past uses of the sheet pan.
Whatever odors or flavors picked up will concentrate in the finished dust.
Another tip.....keep separate trays for different products.
Meat for sure and the stronger fishes then maybe just sweet and sour.
The plastic tray esp tend to absorb odors/flavors over time (no matter what the manufacturer advertises).

Have fun....

mimi
Edited by flipflopgirl - 3/14/15 at 7:44am
post #13 of 15
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Great tips thank you!!!
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m.
post #15 of 15

during mushroom season my dehydrator is working full time.

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