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Over on rocky mt survival group they had a link for info on freeze drying food using your home freezer but the link was broken :o( Does anyone know how to do this or where I could find out?
-- kim in CO (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 06, 2002
Sorry, Kim...Freezer BURNT, I can do...freezer DRYIN'...not a clue!
-- Not Martha Stewart (email@example.com), April 06, 2002.
Try this link: Freeze Drying Food via Freezer, http://www.howstuffworks.com/food-preservation4.htm
With a knife, cut your apple, potato and/or carrot as thin as you can (try all three if you have them). Cut them paper-thin if you can do it -- the thinner you cut, the less time the experiment will take. Then arrange your slices on your rack or tray and put them in the freezer. Over the next week, look in on your slices. What will happen is that the water in the slices will sublimate away. After a week or so (depending on how cold your freezer is and how thick the slices are), your slices will be completely dry. To test apple or potato slices for complete drying, take one slice out and let it thaw. It will turn black almost immediately if it is not completely dry.
-- BC (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 06, 2002.
Wonder if that could be used in conjunction with a dehydrator for "poor dehydration foods"?
-- Jay Blair in N. AL (email@example.com), April 06, 2002.