Stinky Potatoes While Drying
I am experienced at dehydrating foods, but have never dried potatoes. The potatoes are home grown and are in excellent condition. I have a bumper harvest this year, way more than I can eat this winter so I decided to dehydrate a bunch of them in slice form. Out of curiosity I decided to dry batches of all of my varieties to see if there are any differences.
Everything has been going well and yesterday it was the turn for the Russet Burbanks. They have been drying down fine and look the same as the other varieties but instead of a wonderful potato smell in the house it smells something like a combination of stinky feet and doggy breath. Really unappetizing.
Anybody out there know why this happened? Is it perhaps typical of the Russet potato variety for some reason? Can it be avoided by doing or adding something during the process, or just skip doing Russets from now on? (I lean towards the latter barring an explanation of or solution to the problem.)
I did internet research on this issue and came up empty.
Thanks in advance for any help.