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Paul Cronshaw
(beemancron) - F

Locale: Southwest US
Dehydrating Zucchini on 07/11/2008 11:01:28 MDT Print View

I made the mistake of planting 23 zucchini plants this summer!

You an guess what happened... an over abundance of zucchini in all sizes. A few got a away from me and ended up being the size of tunas.

Fortunately the secret is to dehydrate them.

Use a food processor with the grater blade. Spread the zucchini noodles on dehydrator trays ( I recommend the Excalibur models). When dry, shred to flakes in a food processor.

It is amazing the reduction in volume.

I use the zucchini flakes in dinner recipes.

Zucchini dehydration

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
zukes... on 07/11/2008 11:35:49 MDT Print View

I also slice them thin (crosswise rather than lengthwise) then toss them on the grill to char them slightly. I dry the slices and add them to my pasta, trail pizza, soups, etc. Sometimes I puree them with white beans, lemon and herbs to make a dip. Toss it on the dehydrator and you have a dip for lunch that hydrates quickly with cool water and tastes good.

Paul Cronshaw
(beemancron) - F

Locale: Southwest US
Zuke Chips on 07/11/2008 11:45:57 MDT Print View

Thanks for the idea of making a zucchini dip. This will go well with my "zuke chips".

Zuke Chips

What other veggies can be made into chips?

Jason Griffin
(JGriffinRN) - F
chips on 07/12/2008 21:20:43 MDT Print View

the obvious one I would be thinking after seeing zucchini would be squash........but I'm sure you could do just about any veggie you could could do larger fruits too....maybe apples or something.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
chips on 07/15/2008 18:31:55 MDT Print View

most root type veggies make good chips... carrots, rutabaga, parsnips, etc.

squash works well as do pears and apples

Graham Wilson
(grawil) - F
beets on 07/26/2008 11:34:35 MDT Print View

You forgot my personal favorite... BEETS!