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How to dehydrate cucumbers

by:IKE     2019-05-22

You may have started the food dehydrator in order to keep the apples and tomatoes, but less --Common choices-Cucumber, for example-It is also worth airing. Eat chewy slices of cucumber as a snack, or chop them up and put them in a salad and sandwich. Crispy cucumber slices can be marinated with a small amount of salt calorie replacement for potato chips, knead on a salad as a decoration, or add the powder to the spice grinder, add a breading and seasoning mixture for a subtle summer flavor.

Check how to dehydrate cucumbers: cut the cucumber 1/8Use a sharp knife or an inch round of mandolin. The more evenly sliced, the drier the cucumber will be. Arrange the cucumber slices on the tray of the dehydrator, evenly spaced so that they do not come into contact. The air must be able to circulate freely around the slices, otherwise, they will not dry properly. Load the tray into the dehydrator. If it provides a variable temperature setting, any temperature is acceptable between 120 and 140 degrees F.Plug in the dehydrator and open it. Dry the cucumbers for 6 to 8 hours until they reach the consistency you want. Crisp, chip-A texture like this is usually about two hours longer than a tough chewy texture. Your actual time will vary depending on the efficiency of the dehydrator, the thickness of the slice, the ambient temperature and humidity, and many other factors. Remove the dried cucumbers from the dehydrator and cool them on the wire rack until they reach room temperature. Pack them in small quantities into airtight plastic bags and store them in a cool, dark place. Cut the cucumber 1/8Cut into inches with a mandolin or a sharp knife. Arrange the slices evenly on the parchment paper lined with baking pans, be careful not to let them overlap. If they touch, they stick together after drying. Set the oven to the lowest temperature it can control, ideally at 150 F or less. If you're drying a page of cucumber, put it in the middle of the oven, or if you're making two pages, put them up and down in three portions. Depending on how low the temperature your oven can manage, dry the cucumber for 4 to 8 hours. Turn the slice at least once to make sure it dries as evenly as possible. When the dried cucumbers reach the level of drying you want, remove them from the oven, let them cool to room temperature, and then pack them into airtight plastic bags for storage.                                

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