Friday, June 1, 2012

Dried Strawberry Chips

last year i tried drying strawberries in the oven. it turned into a big gushy mess. the recipe called for salt and pepper, but i forgot about the salt. so i tried the pepper again. the pepper gives the strawberries a spicy contrast.

this year, i decided to use the food dehydrator. this is how i dried our strawberries:
1. take freshly washed strawberries and cut off the stems.
2. slice the strawberries into 1/4" pieces. lay them on the dehydrator trays.
3. sprinkle lightly with black pepper.
4. set the temperature at 155 degrees and dry for 3 1/2- 4 hours. (i started checking mine around 3 hours.)
5. when the strawberries are nice and dehydrated, let them cool down. then remove and put into bags or eat!
our oldest, is kind of crazy about the dried strawberry chips. she likes them crispy rather than chewy.

she wasn't too fond of the strawberries i quartered and then dried like the ones below.


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