Sometimes looking at foods when they are in their dehydrated state, it is hard to imagine what can be done with them. You all know people who can walk into a "so-so" home and can see the vision of what the home could be. This is the same "skill" it make take at first to begin trying to make meals with Dehydrated Vegetables.
Today we are going to see the "vision" of dehydrated sliced potatoes. I think if I were a betting woman, I would be in a great position to make some fast cash....about now. Alright now, be honest.....by a raise of hands...how many of you have made Au-Gratin Potatoes of Scalloped Potatoes from....a box? Come on now....fess up!
Well, good.....then you already have some very valuable experience to draw on. I am going to challenge you to try one of the following recipes this week (or one of your own choosing). These are simple and great comfort foods.
Au-Gratin Potatoes (using dehydrated potatoes) (by James Parrish)
3 cups diced dehydrated potatoes
6 tablespoons of butter
3 tablespoons of flour
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Preparation of recipe:
1. Place potatoes in a shallow baking dish.
2. In a small saucepan over a low heat melt 6 tablespoons of butter.
3. Take the butter and add the flour to it. Stir well in order to blend together.
4. Gradually add the milk.
5. Continue cooking and stirring continuously until a thick sauce is formed.
6. Add the cheese and stir until the cheese melts.
7. Pour the sauce over the potatoes that are in the baking dish and mix them gently.
8. Bake potatoes at 400° for 30 to 40 minutes. Final product should be golden brown.
SCALLOPED DEHYDRATED POTATOES
3 cups dehydrated potato slices
1/2 cup nonfat powdered milk
2 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. onion powder
pinch of salt and black pepper
1 Tbsp. dried parsley or chives (optional)
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
2 3/4 cups boiling water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place potato slices into a medium casserole dish. Combine remaining dry ingredients and sprinkle on top of the potato slices. Dot with butter. Pour boiling water over all and stir gently to combine.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. You can broil it for the last 1-2 minutes if you prefer the top to be a little more browned.