During our shopping trip to Sprouts, we found a great sale on Red, Yellow, and Orange Peppers. YUM! There was no way that we could eat our ten peppers raw and I already had enough veggies for our meals. So we broke out the dehydrator.
This morning, my 15-year-old daughter cleaned and chopped up the peppers for drying. She organized the pepper pieces on the dryer and it’s drying now. We do not season peppers because they dry into tasty bits without the added cost of seasoning. Once the peppers are dry and crispy, we will pull them off the drying racks and put them into a 1 Gallon Sized Ziploc Bag or a reusable container. This time I will be opting for the Ziploc because we will be taking the snacks with us in the car.
I bought my dehydrator at Walmart right off the shelf. It’s not fancy.
Our drying or dehydrating method for fruits/veggies is simple and I do not add anything.
- Buy bulk fruits or veggies (I like sales!)
- Wash fruits/veggies. (I soak fruits/veggies in a big salad bowl of a mix of water and 1 cup vinegar for 10ish minutes to help get wax off)
- Cut fruits/veggies into 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick pieces
- Allow to dry over night or as many hours as it needs to dry food out.