This Christmas I wanted two large cooking equipment Those two items were a Kitchen Aid mixer and an Excalibur dehydrator. I am very happy I received 1 of the 2 large items I was hoping for! The Excalibur was wrapped very pretty under neath the Christmas tree up-north at my mother’s house!! Needless to say when we got home, I took it out of the box and got to work dehydrating veggies!! I use to love sweet potato chips out of a shiny silver bag. Well…now I can make my own with only one ingredient…sweet potatoes. I think the number one ingredient is the most important and would hope it is the first one, if I had purchased a bag of sweet potato chips.
Since the dehydrator sat in a box for 4 days, I did my research on cooking with it. I found many people state if you have the time, leave the temp a little lower and let it cook longer. So this is just what I did. I left my chips in for 10 hours at 110 degrees and they turned out amazing! I went for the plain Jane chip with no salt or spices. Although, I appreciate the natural taste of the chips…I think guests would like some flavoring. I would recommend garlic, onion, cinnamon, salt, barbeque flavor or curry powder.
When picking a depth for the chips, I recommend using a medallion slicer to have the chips all the same size. I had mine set at about 1/4 inch.