I don’t use my dehydrator as much as I could but after my recent success of drying onion and making onion powder I decided to experiment a little further.
The labels on the commercial stock powder in the pantry reveal that the two main vegetable ingredients are onion and celery so I am planning to have a go at making my own stock powder. There is celery growing in the garden in abundance so I decided to try drying some.
And the final result…………
Here is a tiny Vegemite jar which is about 3/4 filled with 37g (a little over 1 ounce) of powdered dried celery. This is the yield from a full (albeit small) bunch of celery from our garden. Along with some of the onion powder, this is the beginning of my home-made stock powder.
The space-saving advantages of dehydrating are amazing. I am sure some things lend themselves to this process better than others and I am keen to discover other ways I can use the dehydrator. One of the next things on my list is ginger.
Do you have a dehydrator? What have you dried in it?