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Dehydrating potatoes is so easy. I enjoy having them on hand to use for scalloped potatoes, soups, and more. Here I am going to take you step by step on how to correctly dehydrate potatoes.
Before you begin prepping your potatoes, turn on your dehydrator and set your temperature to 125 degrees.
You always want to start off by washing your potatoes well. Can you leave the skin on? Yes, you can leave the skin on or remove the skins. I chose to remove the skins for this batch.
Using my mandoline I slice my potatoes about a 1/3 in thick. Be sure when using a mandoline, that you use some cut resistant gloves. These gloves will save your fingers, and well worth the small investment.
Place your potatoes in a pot and blanch them. Do not cook them, if you do they will fall apart. Blanching them helps keep their color, and helps them to dehydrate quickly and properly.
Once they are blanched, rinse them off and place them on your dehydrator trays.
Place your trays in the dehydrator and let it do its thing. It is just that easy!! For those that like a time, they take anywhere from 8-15 hours depending on how they are cut up. The thinner they are the quicker they will dry.
Potatoes are properly dehydrated when they are hard. They will bend, but with force, you should be able to break them in half. Also, they should be all one color. If you see white spots, they are not dry.
Be sure to condition your potatoes. If you need to know what that means check out my video. Once they are properly dried, place them in an airtight container.
You may now store your dehydrated potatoes on the shelf! They will last for many many years to come!
Uses for dehydrated potatoes
- You can powder them and use them as a thickener
- Scallop potatoes
- Instant Mashed Potatoes
- Use them in soups and stews
- Use them for potato bread
- Use them for a sourdough starter
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