Dehydrating Or Freezing Hashbrowns

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 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!)

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Steps To Dehydrate Potatoes 

  1. Bake the potatoes. ( there are other ways to do this, but this is the easiest for us!)
  2. Let Potatoes cool
  3. Shred the potatoes  (I usually do by hand but food processor also works!)
  4. lay on cookie tray to freeze and then portion into Ziploc bags OR
  5. 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!

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!

MasterChef Food Dehydrator w 5 Trays and Digital Temperature Controls- Dehydrating Machine includes FREE Recipe Guide- Overheating Protection + 8L Capacity- Dry Fruits, Vegetables Beef Jerky and More

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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