green bean "chips"
I've seen recipes for vegetable chips with carrots, beets, potatoes, etc., but I'm wondering how to make the green bean "chips" that are sometimes included with the veggie chips I see in the grocery store bulk section. Should I use the same method or do they need to be cooked differently?
My husband and I really love them too. I have a dehydrator and while I can make really good chips with root veg, the green beans are, well, just dehydrated green beans. Great for rehydrating in other dishes but not for eating out of hand. I have a suspicion that the commercial veggie chips and beans are freeze dried somehow and not just plain dried. I tried blanching the beans first and then drying them but the results were the same: they wrinkle up and become leathery, which is why I suppose the Appalachian name for dried green beans is "leather britches".
Good luck- I love the heck out of those dehydrated veggie crispy salty fatty things they sell in the bulk bins and sometimes in small packs- they are too tasty to be healthy...
Don't get fooled into buying the Snapea Crisps and think they are the same- they are NOT. I was so disgruntled I threw a hissy in my cubicle...