View Full Version : Sweet Potato Chips - moldy?
08-10-2009, 03:20 PM
I made sweet potato chips in the dehydrator over the weekend following the recipe in Alissa's book. The only thing I changed was that I sprinkled a bit of sea salt on them before dehydrating.
Each little chip came out with a bit of green mold on it. Has anyone experienced that? Is there any way to avoid it? Was it the salt?
08-10-2009, 05:32 PM
weird... nope never had anything mold in the d before. did you leave them in there after they were done? if they were still 'moist' and leaving them could cause them to mold. i always put stuff into the fridge when i'm d'ing it... if it's not sure crispy!
08-10-2009, 07:39 PM
Yes, it is weird. It was my first ever attempt at dehydrating, too, so I have no idea what's going on! I think I'll try salt and vinegar chips next and see how that goes.
08-10-2009, 10:43 PM
You need to turn the dehydrator up!!!! When you first start dehydrating for the first 1-2 hrs turn the dehydrator up to 135 degrees, depending on how much liquid is in the food.Then turn the dehydrator down to 115 degrees, or lowest 110 degrees and dehydrate till crispy, or until the food is the desired texture that you like. If it's a loaf of bread then you leave the bread in the dehydrator at 135 degrees for 1 hour or until your loaf of bread is finished.The same thing with burger and any "thick" food.
08-11-2009, 05:36 AM
Doesn't raw food have to be dehydrated at 110 degrees or below to be considered raw?
I did the sweet potatoes at 105 b/c that was what the recipe said. I'm not opposed to turning it up, but want to stay raw.
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