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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Dehydrating Bell Peppers

I found Bell peppers for $0.48 cents at Sprouts and price matched them at WM. Bell peppers were $0.78 at WM. So, I saved $1.50.  This winter, they will be $1 or more. Five huge Bell peppers dehydrated fit into a half-pint jelly jar. It is always shocking how food shrinks in the dehydrator. I usually put only a half inch strip from a Bell pepper into soup or whatever for flavor. I love the flavor in other foods but cannot bear eating it.

There are pictures, but I still have to figure out how to get the Easy Share Kodak drivers for me new computer.

Because of the dehydrating process, the pieces are tiny. It would be easy to use half of the one cup yield in one pot of food. However, four or five pieces would equal the strip I use. Of course, for lots of things I would use 1/4 of a pepper to season. Lots of Bell pepper goes into meatloaf at my house. Since it must be smaller than the pieces I dehydrated, I will rehydrate the Bell pepper and use my kitchen shears to make it smaller for the meatloaf.

Your turn
Do you use Bell pepper as regularly as I do? Have you ever dehydrated Bell pepper?

6 comments:

  1. I dehydrate it regularly because it use it all the time. I keep mine in a zip lock bag in the freezer and just pull it out as needed. Occasionally I can go to the big farmers market and buy huge boxes of misshapen bell peppers dirt cheap. It seems people shy away from the odd looking ones. I get them from 3-5 bucks a box and once cut into strips they look just like the prefect ones

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    1. Anne,
      That's a great price. If I found a bargain like that, I would buy them by the box, too. I don't mind odd looking peppers, especially if they are cheap.

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  2. If yo u get it super dry, can't you blend it into powder?
    Patti in Ca

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    1. Patti,
      I sure can. That would solve my problem of biting into a big chunk. .

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  3. Is the taste of a dried bell pepper the same as from a fresh one? I had never thought of dehydrating them.

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    1. Janet,
      I don't know. I hope to never know. The thought of biting into a pepper is more than I can bear. I only eat them in tiny bits and cooked. They do flavor the same.

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