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dehydrating green beans

Posted by tracik (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 6, 14 at 19:11

Has anyone tried this? I saw some at Walmart the other day and they looked so good but like $4 for a very small amount. I do have a dehydrator. Anyone know how to do it? Thanks

Traci


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RE: dehydrating green beans

Yes, here is link to all the instructions. Just scroll down to the Green Beans. Don't forget the instructions on blanching them first.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: NCHFP - How to Dehydrate Vegetables


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RE: dehydrating green beans

I did this one year. They were definitely different from canned or frozen but good. I did like freeing up freezer space and liked having the dried beans because they take up so little space and are not subject to a freezer failure.
You might want to dry a batch and cook them to see if you like them. I'm southern and like green beans "well done" but some people don't like them that way.
Were the ones at Walmart dried or freeze dried? There is a difference. You will not be able to eat the dried ones without rehydrating and cooking.


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RE: dehydrating green beans

Ok, thanks y'all! I'm southern too and like my beans cooked!! lol

But, I was wanting to make these to eat as a snack not cooked.

I'm not sure how the ones at Walmart were done. They are by the produce on a little table with nuts and other stuff like that.


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RE: dehydrating green beans

I wonder if they were actually "chips" like those bright green okra chips. They're actually fried, not dried. Hard to believe that they'd be selling dehydrated green beans. And even harder to believe that they'd be a good snack once they were dried. But deep fried, or pressure fried, salted, spiced, etc, sure.


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RE: dehydrating green beans

They looked just like green beans to me. I will look again and read the label next time. And you are talking my language with deep fried!! lol


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RE: dehydrating green beans

I think I know what you're talking about. They are crispy green beans that are seasoned and used as a snack - like these http://www.nuts.com/snacks/fruit-veggie-chips/green-bean-chips.html. If you read the package, they are baked, not dehydrated.

That said, here's a lady who's dehydrated green beans and claims they are better than the store bought type: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2012/11/30/a-real-food-alternative-to-potato-chips-munchy-crunchy-salty-and-nourishing/


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