View Full Version : help with dehydrating needed
05-22-2007, 08:23 AM
OK so my dehydrator finally got here and I'm joansing for some chips. So I sliced up some sweet potato and followed directions from the book and waited. My hubby took them out last night and I woke up so excited to try them. But I'm very disapointed. They have no crunch, they are chewy and I put way too much cayene pepper.:(
Did I do something wrong? Did I leave them in too long? not long enough?
Please help I need some chips!:(
05-22-2007, 08:41 AM
I wish I could be some help. I'm sure someone else will come along! I have had NO luck with sw. pot. chips. I might suggest dehydrating them LONGER to get rid of the chewyness, and make them more crunchy. I dehydrated my last batch for about 24 hours...until they got crucnchy, but then they were so hard, I could hardly bite them.....maybe I cut mine too thick??? Maybe someone else can help us BOTH?? Thanks....and good luck to you.
05-22-2007, 08:52 AM
I've had no luck with chips either :(
When I'm wanting something salty and crunchy, I put a few drops of nama shoyu or Braggs on 1/2 cup of cashews and that seems to satisfy me.
05-22-2007, 09:25 AM
from experience making fried sweet potato chips, you need to make them very very very thin otherwise, fried or dehydrated they are chewy.
You need a mandolon, or spiral slicer that can do thin half moon shapes, even the V-slicer will do.
The thinner the better, also turn your dehydrator to 115 degrees when dehydrating, and see how you go then.
Sometimes you just need a higher temp. WE don't all live in sunny California or the desert.
05-22-2007, 12:00 PM
I've never had luck with the sweet potato chips either. But the salt and vinegar with regular potatoes worked for me. But those you have to cut really thin too.
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