Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Dehydrating Potatoes.


As I have said before we get potatoes once a year ( we tried to grow some but the prairie dogs ate the all) They will keep for quite a while but not all year. So I dry a bunch of them to use in stew, scalloped and to mash. I also freeze a few for frying. I am going to try and rehydrate some this year to fry and see how that works.

The first thing is get your potatoes these potatoes were so big, I
love them for doing things like this. Peel and wash them.

Slice into about 1/8 inch slices I use my mandolin which I love.


Put them in cold water after you slice to keep from turning brown.


After you get all them sliced put in to boiling water for about 5 to 6 minutes.


After you blanch them put straight into cold water.

I add some ice to help keep the water cold so they will not keep cooking.
Drain well, I drain mine then put on a towel to help dry them off a little better. I forgot to take a picture of that.

 Then put on your trays and dehydrate at 120 for 18 to 20 hours until brittle and semi transparent.
Make sure they are dry any little bit of moister will cause them to mold.

1 cup of dried potatoes will equal 1 to 1 ½ cups cooked potatoes.


  1. Thanks for the post,
    We dry about 75 to 100 pounds of potatoes a year. The only thing I do different is I add lemon juice to the cold water.
    The 1965 model mandolin I have is more dangerous than my table saw so I use a meat slicer to cut the spuds.
    Great post and great pictures.

    1. I use to use lemon juice but then I read that you didn't need it with potatoes so I stopped using it and havn't had any problems.
      My Mom had on of those old mandolins we were not allowed to use it I am sure we would of cut off fingers lol I use to use the meat slicer until I got this new mandolin.
      Have a great weeek Connie

  2. What a great idea. I've never tried to dehydrate potatoes, but it sounds like an excellent way to keep them.

    1. Leigh,
      I love having dried potatoes so easy to store and do not have to worry about going bad.
      Have a great week Connie

  3. Those look good. I'd done an experimental batch once and they looked awful. Now that I have good instructions, looking forward to better results. Thank you. Thank you.
    brenda from ar

    1. Brenda,
      Hope they work for you next time any questions just let me know.


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