View Full Version : Cucumber chips! :)
02-22-2005, 01:10 PM
I am way too excited for something so easy. ;)
I have a mandolin slicer at home and it slices suuuuper thin. I sliced up some cucumber into little round slices and put a tad of salt and some balsamic vinegar (dunno if it's raw so if it isn't i'm sure there's some other stuff you could try) and it's just like eating chips! :) Cucumbers have that great crunch to them. I can defintely see myself eating these while watching movies! I thought I was going to break down earlier and have some Lays chips...then I had some cucumber chips and no longer wnat the bad ones. Yay for crispity crunchity cucumbers! :)
Just thought I'd share!
02-22-2005, 01:16 PM
Oh that sounds delicious! Not sure if any vinegar is raw, but I absolutely love vinegar so I may have to try it that way. Have you ever dried the cucumber chips? I got a dehydrator as a Xmas present but haven't used it yet! (tsk, tsk I know) I was thinking just this morning that I might pull it out and dry some veggies for snacks.
02-22-2005, 01:21 PM
I don't have a dehydrator :( (feel free to mail me some dehydrated goodies! ;)
I think since cucumber is so full of water, they might fall apart if dehydrated, but if you try it, let me know! :)
I can't believe how much these hit the spot! :)
02-22-2005, 02:09 PM
yes, i think they are too watery for dehydrating. but, i use cucumber rounds for all sorts of things...including just plain as dippers for guacamole :)
zoetastic, i don't know what kind of oven or toaster oven you have, but my toaster oven has a very low setting and even has a warm setting, as do many ovens. You can put a thermometer in the oven and set at the lowest temp or warm and dehydrate that way. if it seems to be getting too high on the thermometer, just crack the oven a bit. also, keep in mind that if the thermometer says 150 just for a short period of time, don't panic that you have ruined the rawness of the food, it takes awhile for the food to actually reach the temperature of the air around it. i believe that norman walker talks about that in one of his books. he even suggests that things could be "cooked" at temperatures somewhat OVER 150 degrees! But, not wanting to debate all of that.....it is still true that it takes awhile for things to heat to the oven temperature. let your finger be the guide....as long as it only feels warm to the touch, you should be ok.
02-22-2005, 05:06 PM
I have dehydrated them, and they scrunch up really well - I mean that - they get small, so I cut them length wise and they were okay.
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