Monday, December 30, 2013
Dried Winter Squash
My friend brought me a giant squash picked from her garden in the fall. We enjoy eating squash, but it was more then we could eat before it went bad. What do you do with extra fresh cut squash? My friend had the perfect solution, you dry it. You peel the squash, and then slice it thinly, hopefully with an electric food slicer, or food processor, and then you spread it on dehydrator sheets and dry it. It took around 24 hours for it to dry at 115 degrees in my dehydrator. One have of that giant squash made 1 gallon of dried, squash chips. I actually enjoy eating them just like that. But I am really looking forward to to putting a handful in each pot of vegetable soup I make, without having to peel and cut a squash first.
And then next fall I'll know what to do with winter squash from my garden.