When we got our Bountiful Basket order, there was an extra head of cauliflower. I didn’t want it to go to waste, so I decided to give it a dry.
Instead of the mandolin slicer, I simply used my knife to cut it into nice strips. With this particular batch, I didn’t bother to blanch. Just put it in raw.
It’s amazing how much it shrivels when it dries!
On my bottom rack, I put a mesh tray to catch the small pieces that fall through the rack. Assume this will happen with most veggies. Use either a fruit leather tray, a mesh tray, or even wax paper.
Linda’s note on waxed paper:
- If you have a thermostat on your dehydrator and your keep your temp low, it will not melt. Most fruits and veggies are done at 110 to 115 degrees. I have not had a problem with wax paper melting at these temps.