Hello! Thank you for joining me today to learn how to dehydrate carrots. I love having carrots on hand, I bet you will as well. Today I am going to take you through the steps on how to dehydrate carrots.
You can dice, slice or shred your carrots. You can also dehydrate baby carrots, did you know that?!
Before you begin prepping, turn your dehydrator on and set the temperature to 125 degrees.
You can peel your carrots if you want to, but it isn’t necessary. If you don’t peel them the peeling will turn darker- so just know that is normal.
I always blanch my carrots for about 5 minutes or so. If you want to give your carrots a kick you can add some seasoning to your water and cook them in it. I love to add crab boil to the water. YUM! My carrots are spicy on the outside and sweet inside.
Drain your carrots and place them on your trays.
Depending on how they have been prepared it will take between 10-12 hours to dry. I don’t go by times, I go by how they feel. They should feel hard and dry, with still a little bend to them.
Once you feel they are dry place them in a container to condition for a few days. Below is my YouTube video explaining what conditioning is. Once they have been conditioned, and you know they are dry. Put them in an airtight container or bag and place them on your shelf.
When using dehydrated carrots in a recipe, be sure to add extra liquid to your recipe to offset what the carrots will soak up.
A few uses for dehydrated carrots
- roast with potatoes and carrots
- cinnamon carrots (my kids favorite)
- chicken pot pie
Want to know how to dehydrate potatoes? Check out my article here.
Here is a short video about conditioning
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Thanks for joining me and happy dehydrating!