During the pandemic, I am taking taste-bud journeys as I self-isolate rather than physical journeys. Here is my adapted recipe for dehydrating yellow squash chips. It was inspired by watching several YouTube instructional videos. After the fact, I found the video that I have posted near the end of this blog. I wish I had seen this first, as I learned some important tips by watching this.
- Yellow squash: fresh or frozen
- 1 tablespoon of onion flakes. (FYI - I used a lot more than that and regretted it afterward.)
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt. (FYI - I used a lot more than that and regretted it afterward.)
- 2 tablespoons of whole wheat flour.
- About 1 tablespoon of Sunflower oil
- Cooking oil to season the dehydrator tray.
Please note: I got way carried away with the seasonings. Therefore, I have listed the amounts I should have used rather than what I mistakenly did.
- Step 1: If you are using frozen yellow squash, thaw it out and allow it to air dry.
- Step 2: Coat the yellow squash with a light layer of cooking oil such as sunflower oil.
- Step 3: In a gallon-size Ziploc bag, fill it with the dry ingredients of flour, sea salt, and onion flakes. Add the oiled yellow squash into the bag and shake. This will coat the yellow squash with that dry mixture.
- Step 4: Lay out the yellow squash on the dehydrator tray, leaving some space between each piece.
- Step 5: Dry the yellow squash at 125 degrees Fahrenheit for twelve or more hours.
- Step 6: Once the yellow squash looks and feels dry to the touch, allow them to cool completely before putting them in a storage container with an oxygen absorber.
- Eat and enjoy. [FYI - Be sure to drink lots of water during and/or after eating these to prevent dehydration of your body. After all, all the liquid has been cooked out of the vegetables.]
Check out the video for making dehydrated zuchini chips in the dehydrator. I found it on a site called 'Positively Mommy.' This is another video I wish I had watched prior to making mine. I think I will make a few changes next time I try to make zuchini or yellow squash chips. It will open in a new window.
Cooking Sites that have inspired me:
Books written by Debbie Dunn:
Here is the Amazon Link to all anti-bullying curriculum books plus all children’s books written by Debbie Dunn (both paperback and Kindle). It will open up in a new window.