Sunday, June 19, 2011
How To Dehydrate Squash - take one
Same dehydrating process as with most things:
The above picture is there to illustrate that not all food photos taste the way they appear. I was excited to try my first re-hydrated food creation. I took a big bite and it tasted bizarre. The squash was way too chewy and it didn't taste fully cooked. I was so disappointed.
After I did a little research (by way of my friend Google and a phone call with my awesome brother), I found out that foods really need to be re-hydrated in water. It basically replaces what was removed from them in the dehydrating process. By just placing the dry squash in the marinara sauce, it wasn't able to absorb enough moisture to fully rehydrate.
Oh well, I said I'd share what I discovered along the way, so I'm calling this "take one" of squash. Because I will definitely be trying this again, with properly re-hydrated squash!