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your go-to dehydrator recipes?

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Hi Chowhounds,

I've purchased a dehydrator because I was obsessed with kale chips (which I still am) but I'm ready to branch out and try new recipes. Of course the dehydrator came with a recipe book, but I would love to know the tried-and-true recipes from fellow Chowhounds.

i'm interested in greek yoghurt (saw a good video online that just uses already made yoghurt as starter - who knew it was like making sourdough bread?)

Definitely interested in beef jerkey recipes.

And other, fun, unexpected stuff.

Thanks in advance for sharing. You guys are always so awesome!!!

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  1. Here's our jerky marinade. We can't seem to make it fast enough. :)

    1/4 cup soy sauce
    2T worcestershire sauce
    2T liquid smoke
    2-3T brown sugar
    1-2t. ground black pepper (or more!)
    1t unseasoned meat tenderizer
    1t garlic powder (not garlic salt)
    1t onion powder
    1t paprika

    mix together and pour over meat, marinade at least 8 hours (overnight works great.)

    The time in the dehydrator depends on how thick you cut the meat. I just start checking it at 5 hours and pull the pieces out as they are ready.

    Great question, Lynndsey. I'm looking forward to new dehydrator ideas. We got ours for jerky and because I grow a ton of tomatoes in the summer but I'd love to really put it to use.

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    1. re: weezieduzzit

      Thanks for this recipe! Am excited to try jerkey.

      Just read an old post about "raw cauliflower popcorn" (easy, just cauliflower, salt, and nutritional yeast - can't wait to try that!)

    2. Lynndsey, you'll love your new toy!

      My homemade raisins are super -- and I don't like raisins. Just cut seedless grapes (any color) in half, place cut side up on trays, and dry until raisin consistency. You've never had such sweet raisins.

      Here's my Raw Cheezit recipe:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/769936
      (I don't use cumin anymore.

      )

      Banana leather is a favorite with kids: basically, whirl the bananas in a blender or food processor, puddle onto teflex/leather sheet. Older bananas = softer and sweeter, better. Also can add cinnamon, chopped nuts. To store: stack with wax paper between, or roll and stick in baggie (or indiv wrap in plastic).

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