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Dehydrating Hash browns.

Discussion in 'Farming, Gardening, & Homesteading' started by Sally Rudd, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Sally Rudd

    Sally Rudd Well-Known Member

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    I love hash browns, home made hash browns that is.
    I have wanted to prepare some to take camping so I had a go at dehydrating from my usual recipe here

    How to Make Hash Browns the RIGHT Way

    I followed the recipe to the shred stage and then dehydrated the shredded potatoes.
    It worked well and took 6 hrs or so @125F

    I have just rehydrated and cooked some for lunch with a fried egg, and I can honestly say I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between these and fresh.
    This is definitely a keeper and will be a welcome addition to not only the camping menu but the store cupboard too.
     
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  2. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    I can honestly say that I never thought to try this until recently. They really are easy to make and they hold up very well. I just ate some of my first batch on my camping trip yesterday and they are excellent!

    What I haven't had a chance to see is how long the last on the shelf, but the experiment has begun.
     
  3. Sally Rudd

    Sally Rudd Well-Known Member

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    I was genuinely thrilled with the results(I'm easily pleased!) and will now get a few jars filled. I like to have plenty of the favourites as I tend to use them day to day. I find it really convenient to have jars of Peppers and Mushrooms in particular as I hardly ever use a whole pepper when I cook and then end throwing away the other half. Having the dehydrated version has stopped a lot of waste
    I find with an oxygen absorber in a jar that most veg lasts about 2 years. Now I've started using a Vac sealer on the jars instead I'm in new territory so will be monitoring everything closely to see how this method bears up to oxygen absorbers.
     
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    jimLE Well-Known Member

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    I had bought a dehydrator in a yard sale,over a year ago.never used.now I'm thinking of giving it a try
     
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    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    It's so easy even I can't screw it up. They turned out excellent.
     
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