Monday, August 20, 2012

Potatoes

Drying Potatoes

Yesterday we spent four hours peeling, cutting, and blanching potatoes. After drying in the dehydrator for 14 hours we now have 7 quarts of dried potatoes in the shape of small french fries or hash browns. Hubby's go to dinner is always eggs and potatoes. Hoping to dry some more tomatoes this week. We did not get the harvest that we did last year though. Looking forward to planting our fall garden this week. Lots of greens and maybe another round of potatoes. Last year we were able to get in two plantings and harvests of potatoes because we had such a milk winter.

5 comments:

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Hmmm....I hadn't thought of drying potatoes but I bet they would be very good as hashbrowns. I'll have to add that to my prepping list. :)

Fran said...

What a good idea, although we don't actually have that amount of potatoes left over! Xxx

mommyx12 said...

That's great. I bet it was a big job. I've never done potatoes but really want to. Just afraid of the many hours of commitment I'd have to make. Good for you.

Deb said...

How does that work? What do you do when you want to use them? Do you have to reconstitute them before you cook them? What an interesting idea...

Diane said...

Deb,
To answer your question. To use them soak them overnight in water then cook as usual the next day.