One of the coolest methods of food storage out there is dehydration. The results are typically long-lasting and delicious. However I think there is a misconception that you need some fancy gadget to accomplish the process when you really don’t!
So, in this post I show you how to use a standard oven to dehydrate a lovely bag of mixed vegetables (which were on a great sale!)
We then like to use these in a ton of our recipes. It is really cool just grab a pinch and throw them in.
I also wanted to point out that these taste really good as is (yep dried). The corn and carrots are especially sweet little treats dehydrated!
What a fantastic way to have some nice vitamins on hand. Not to mention taking advantage of a killer deal on frozen veggies! If you keep these in a dark place and use the O2 absorbers these will store for two years and up.
Why dehydrate frozen veggies? They have already been blanched if needed! Fresh veggies often require one additional step called ‘blanching’ to help them preserve their flavor and color better. By all means learn how to do this also (another subject for me to film maybe). The frozen mixture was just a very easy demo for this post.
This was one of many videos, with more to come on how to store food.
Update here is a similar video on dehydrating strawberries!
Also check out, How to microwave corn on the cob, and how long to microwave corn on the cob in husk. These can get ya some corn (remember to blanch!) if you want to do something other than frozen.
I hope you enjoyed this. Cheers!
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