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Old 09-10-2008, 02:33 PM   #1
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Dehydrating cucumbers

I've had an abundance of cucumbers this year. When the neighbors started locking their mailboxes and pulling the blinds, I had to come up with some way to preserve them. This is after my wife refused to make any more pickles.

I knew how good tomatoes and cantaloupe were when dehydrated, so I started doing cucumbers. They are best when peeled first, and make a good chip to use with a dip. They have a surprisingly good taste. They will also be good this winter mixed in with dehydrated zucchini, y squash, tomatoes, and potatoes made into a soup.

Someone asked on one of the other threads what to do with your excess cucumbers.....well ck this out for one more thing to do with them.

Here is a couple pics of 20 after they came out of the dehydrator. Made 3 qt. size bags which I heat sealed.

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Old 09-10-2008, 02:46 PM   #2
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Who woulda thunk it!
That is one neato dehydrator you made.
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:19 PM   #3
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Wow. My first thought was, cukes are about 99% water - there won't be anything left! Obviously that's incorrect Thanks for posting.
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They make excellent chips to nibble on, same with zucchini, tomato and potato slices. Sprinkle on your favorite spice for added flavor.

Try dehydrating dill pickles or watermelon sometime.

I also can only make so many pickles, but I end up most of the time making relishes. Lots of varieties with ground cucumbers or zucchini as the base, especially if you also have peppers.
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They make excellent chips to nibble on, same with zucchini, tomato and potato slices. Sprinkle on your favorite spice for added flavor.

Try dehydrating dill pickles or watermelon sometime.

I also can only make so many pickles, but I end up most of the time making relishes. Lots of varieties with ground cucumbers or zucchini as the base, especially if you also have peppers.
I haven't tried watermelon yet but I did do some cantaloupe. Very good.
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