Friday, March 18, 2011

Dehydrated Strawberries, My Favorite

This is our new video on dehydrating strawberries! We probably dehydrate these the most beacause they are just so tasty. But be careful about 2 1/2 pints of dried strawberries fit in a quart jar, you could easily eat a whole pint, trust me I've done it before.We bought 9 pints to dehydrate this time. There was a great sale at 1.50 a peice, when they are usually about 3.45 each.

We have a 9 Tray Excalibur dehydrator at our house. This one is nice because the fan is in the back and it blows across the food, not from top to bottom, but any dehydrator will work.

Strawberries are really easy to dry because there's no blanching, or spraying with lemon juice, just washing and slicing. Just rinse them off with cold water and slice off the green tops, and cut out the bad spots. The bigger strawberries you can get about seven slices out of, and you can slice them either lengh wise or width wise, it does'nt really matter. We just slice length wise because it's easier to hold on to that way. Lay your slices out in a single layer on the trays and stick in the dehydrator at about 125 or so. Leave them in overnight and just take them out in the morning and put them in jars with a oxygen absorber. Store the jars in a cool dark place, and thats all there is to it!

My favorite way to eat these is crushed up on top of Strawberry Banana yogurt. Mmmmmm In fact I think I'm going to go get some of that now:) Enjoy the new video!!

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