Dehydrating 101

Dehydrating 101




Yellow and Zucchini  Squash

Excalibur says  these particular varieties of Summer  Yellow Squash are the best to Dry:

  • Crookneck
  • Pattypan
  • Early Straightneck

The Squash should have good color and shape as well as meaty and young.  I find Squash easy and fast to Dehydrate.  You should:

  • Wash Squash
  • Slice 1/8″-1/4″
  • Peeling is not Required
  • Sanitize Trays and Place Slices on Trays
  • Dry at 125*F-52*C until Leather Feel
  • Can take up to 12 Hours to Dry Depending on Humidity



Zucchini Squash is better dried if you select young squash that has not formed seeds otherwise seeds are removed as they do not Dry Well.  To Dehydrate:

  • Wash
  • Peeling is Not Required
  • Remove Seeds
  • Slice into 1/8″-1/4″ Slices
  • Sanitize Trays and Place Slices on Trays
  • Dry at 125*F-52*C until Brittle
  • Can take up to 9 Hours to Dry depending upon Humidity

Zucchini Squash can be used Shredded in Breads, Sliced and used in Lasagna, Chopped Raw in Salads or Dried as Chips or Grilled or Broiled Topped with Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper, Garlic, Basil, Parmesan Cheese, Tomato, or Crumbled Cooked, Bacon as Toppings or make up Your Own Toppings.  Use Dried, Broken pieces in Soups.  Delicious



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