Dried tomatoes are indispensable, they go to many recipes. Cut the tomatoes into thin slices, about 6 mm. thickness, and dry until they become hard and crunchy. Keep a towel on hand or place a frying pan or large tray under the dryer: tomatoes are very juicy, as soon as they feel warm, juice will start to drip from the vegetables.
Features of self-drying of various vegetables, tomatoes, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumbers, onions, peppers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and zucchini.
By grinding the dried slices of vegetables you will get a powder, very convenient for instant preparation of sauces, ketchup and tomato paste.
crusts. Rehydrated carrots are good in salads and soups. You can cook carrot juice: half a glass of dry carrots in a glass of water.
Cauliflower chips are good for snacking and for vegetable soup. After washing, cut the cauliflower into pieces about 6 mm in size. and dry until they are hard, but still not completely dry – not until the crunch.
Dry must be fresh, not yet wilted celery. Cut celery roots into thin slices, dry strongly so that the vegetable slices break when bent. The leaves are also dried well, then it is convenient to grind them into powder for seasoning.
Corn can occupy the same important place in food as wheat and rice. For drying, simply peel the grains from the ears; dry until they are almost hard. You can make corn chips and tortillas. To do this, grind fresh corn to a puree state, add pepper, herbs and smooth on parchment paper with a thickness of 3-4 mm. To make real cakes, make them in the form of disks. Dry well to break when bent.
Cucumber is the king of vegetable chips. Due to their large size, it’s so convenient to scoop up something tasty. Shop cucumbers are almost always waxed. At the same time, their peel seems oily or mucous and will have to be cleaned. After that, cut the cucumber at an angle into thin, 3-4 mm. oval slices. If desired, you can add a little salt or some flavor to the flavor. You do not need to dry very much so that the chips are still bent, and not break when bent.
In a dry place, onions are well kept and fresh. But a little can be dried. Peel the bulbs – exfoliate the dried outer leaves of the skin, then cut into thin slices (3-4 mm.) And dry until they begin to break when bent. Dried onions can be used in salads and soups, as well as grind in powder for seasoning.
By pepper we mean all its types, the main of which are fleshy sweet peppers and extremely hot chili peppers with a burning taste. Pepper is an indispensable component of all spicy dishes. Pepper is dried perfectly. Pepper is cut in half, the seeds are removed. Then cut the pepper into pieces up to 6 mm thick. Dry until they become hard, crunchy, and brittle when bent. Dry chili peppers are usually pulverized.
Drying potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, zucchini.
There are two ways to dry these vegetables. The usual way is to peel and cut into slices up to 6 mm thick. or grate, and then dry well to a solid state. Before eating, such dried vegetables must be boiled. This method is good for making soups and mashed potatoes. The second way is to chop the potatoes and boil them for five minutes before drying, that is, on a wire rack under which water is boiling in the pan.
In this case, after drying, vegetables will turn out real chips that you can immediately eat. Grinding steamed vegetables in mashed potatoes, laying it in a thin layer and drying, you will get excellent vegetable cakes and biscuits for every taste. Do not throw pumpkin seeds and squash – they contain 25 percent protein. Dry them and click for pleasure. You can sprout them to get more vitamins.
Drying Beans, Beans, Peas.
Large beans for drying, cut into pieces no more than 12 mm. Dry until they are hard. Dried Beans Can Make Great Soup.
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