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organic apple chips

3 Jan

organic apple chips urbanpocketknife

Since apple are practically the only fruit you can get now that is local, we stock up on them at this time until we’re blue in the face!  Dried apples that are leathery are just plain gross, I hate it when you get them in dried trail mixes.  The only way to go is to slice ’em up and put them in the dehydrator until there is absolutely no moisture left…no spongy apple nuggets here!

You can choose any apple your heart desires, tart ones make a nice tangy chip and sweet ones make it taste like candy!

Some people dose the sliced apples with lemon juice to preserve the colour and avoid oxidation, I don’t really mind that they turn slightly yellow so I don’t bother.  Fun fact!  Ambrosias oxidize the least out of all apple varieties so they’re perfect for apple chipping AND salads.

Cut the apples to about 1/8-1/4 inch, lay em on the trays and dry!  This is one of our fav snacks in the winter!

organic apple chips urbanpocketknife

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crispy fat-free multi-coloured beet chips!

17 Nov

beet chips urbanpocketknife

Leave a whole bag of potato chips with me and I’ll devour the whole damn thing, same goes with my other half.  Finding an alternative wasn’t crazy hard since we have a surplus of beets from the market.

Making them in the oven proved to be only semi-successful.  Beets burn really fast so it’s quite tedious checking them every so often and I always had to them in batches since I can only fit two cookie trays in at a time.

Behold!  Dehydrators to the rescue.  Oh yes, that’s plural.  Side by side my friend’s kick ass dehydrator with temperature control and circulating fan beside my ghetto Ronco buy-it-on tv version.

Here goes the dehydrating madness that has become my house.  Select some beets that will fit in your mandoline.  I like red beets that are swirled with white stripes and golden beets.  Mostly because they are way less messy and doesn’t turn my kitchen into a blood bath.

beet chips urbanpocketknife

Slice ’em thin, I wouldn’t go too papery thin because they’ll shrivel up like the dickens and you’ll be sad that your chips are the size of nothing.  Don’t be a sucker like me and be super careful with the mandoline, I ended up slicing the heel of my palm and it was not pretty.

beet chips urbanpocketknife

Layer them on your trays, I cheated and overlapped them a bit.  Sprinkle some flavourings, I used plain old sea salt but you can add whatever your heart desires.

beet chips urbanpocketknife

Dehydrate at 135 F for as long as it takes to make them crispy…it’ll take at least a day or if you’re a Ronco dehydrator….forever and a day.  Do not cry as to how much beet you have lost.

beet chips urbanpocketknife

Once done throw these bad boys into a sealed container so they don’t suck up moisture from the air.  Enjoy your air dried beet chips!