How to Make Your Own Jerky from Almost Anything

Learning how to make jerky is much easier than you might think, and you can use almost any protein you like. Plus, you don't need any special equipment. Here's what you need to know. Jerky’s got a bad...

Dehydrator Suggestions

by travis62 1 year ago

Hi, I’m looking into getting a herbs dehydrator machine for my cook to dry herbs in right now he’s got about a dozen basil plants and wants to at least double it along with expanding out to oregan...

Dehydrate Watermelon

by MedfordCapricornDragon 3 years ago

I've been dehydrating watermelon for several years now and it is a incredible healthy treat that keeps for months. My third year as the Watermelon Man at the Oregon Country Faire. If I could figure...

Need advice upgrading from my 30 year old toaster oven

by LostArk 3 years ago

For the past decade I've been using a toaster oven my dear late gran bought in the 80s. It's about the size of a shoe box (can toast 2.5 slices of bread at once), and I use it mostly for reheating ...

Is a cure needed for making beef jerky ?

by pondrat 13 years ago

My food dehydrator just arrived and in reviewing the recipe book I noticed that a cure of salt and sodium nitrite is listed as an ingredient (or their NESCO jerky cure mix made up of same). Then I ...

Can you hot water bathe dehydrated tomatoes in oil?

by Chandler114 4 years ago

So my bf has grown more tomatoes than I know what to do with and I started to put them in the dehydrator. I love store bought dried tomatoes in oil but it's expensive! I've read you can store dried...

Playing With My Food... Emergency Rations Experiments

by Libranflight 4 years ago

Anyone have some amazing things you do with emergency rations all year round? Have great time savers or money saving tips using emergency rations? Have a great recipe using emergency rations, ple...

Dehydrator Recipe Resources

by biggreenmatt 4 years ago

Hi all, I picked myself up a fancy shmancy Sonoma 9000 dehydrator at a neighbourhood sale for a steal- half price, unused, and I'd like to make proper use of it. I used the time and temp settin...

Drying/Dehydrating Paneer

by rw71457 5 years ago

Does anyone know if Paneer can be dried or dehydrated for longer storage?

Salting Orange Slices

by Fickle_Fautress 4 years ago

I am wanting to use thin navel orange slices as a pizza topping but am concerned about the water content. Thought about grilling them on the bbq, but what about a quick salting (like you would with...

Semi science question: Re crisp chips?

by hudsonvlley 5 years ago

Please suggest how to re-crisp yummy (beet) chips, without turning on the oven. Love these chips but they lost their crunch even before opening the bag. Yes, I know: low oven. But wonder if th...

Dehydrating garden goodies

by dfrostnh 6 years ago

Anticipating a good crop of tomatoes this year, I have ordered an Excalibur dehydrator. I thought asking for recipes would be best on the gardening thread instead of home cooking. Do you grow extra...

Suggestions for drying magnolia blossoms

by meatn3 6 years ago

I want to try my hand at making magnolia bitters this year (recipe link below). After much searching for some blossoms that were (a) reachable for a short person (b)in nice shape (c)away from car e...

How good is an oven's "dehydrate" setting?

by CindyJ 8 years ago

I never even noticed this setting on my oven until just a few minutes ago. Now I'm wondering how well the oven can dehydrate foods. Have you ever successfully dehydrated foods in your oven? I'm ...

Eggplant Bacon

by ElsieB 8 years ago

I had a lot of eggplants to use up and came across this idea of raw dehydrated eggplant bacon (http://thevedge.org/2013/05/raw-eggplant-bacon/). There are lots of variations of this recipe out the...

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