Dried apples are insanely easy to make. Whether you prefer your apples dried to a crisp or left a bit chewy, bare or powdered with cinnammon, tart or sweet, the principle is the same. The thinner and more even the slices the better. Firm, less ripe apples work better than softer ones. Read More
Kale is affordable, extremely nutritious, and when dehydrated, makes an excellent crunchy alternative to potato chips. Dehydrating kale is not difficult, but if done incorrectly the resulting product is not very appetizing. Kale that is not dried well enough before baking or has too much oil is steamed instead of dried, resulting in a soft, slick leaf. Kale that is dried too quickly burns on the edges while remaining tough in the center.
Kale that is dried just right, however, is crisp at first and then a little chewy, making a satisfying snack. I have seen recipes for kale baked at a variety of temperatures, and have had good kale chips baked in a number of ways. In general, however, the longer it takes to dry your kale chips the better luck you will have. Read More