Freezing and dehydrating Potatoes is one of my FAVORITE ways to put them away.
First disclosure: I dont’ love buying conventional potatoes from the store, they are heavily sprayed so I prefer to purchase organic ones. I get mine from AzureStandard.com and we grow a lot of our own. When I buy from Azure, they come in LARGE lots. This is one way I love to preserve potatoes. (also super handy for potato sales!)
Steps To Dehydrate Potatoes
- Bake the potatoes. ( there are other ways to do this, but this is the easiest for us!)
- Let Potatoes cool
- Shred the potatoes (I usually do by hand but food processor also works!)
- lay on cookie tray to freeze and then portion into Ziploc bags OR
- lay on dehydrator trays and dehydrate ~ we do 135 degrees for approx 6 hours ~ (they should be crispy) then store in quart jars.
Don’t have a dehydrator yet? I recommend watching craigslist or the marketplace because they can be pricey ~. the King of the Kings for us is the 9 square tray Excalibur, we have 2 for the full swing of garden season! https://amzn.to/3apQy0V
If that’s a bit out of your budget, one of the things I think is the must have would be a temperature control! I really like the looks of this one for the price. We do have a smaller one like this and I use it for herbal drying! https://amzn.to/3eBaGAv
To rehydrate. 1 cup dried usually yields approx 2 cups rehydrated.
To rehydrate vegetables, combine 1 part vegetable with 2 parts water. We leave it for 15 minutes or so, drain off the water and then fry up!!
hope that helps!
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