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Anyone ever dry zucchini?
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I have about 40-50 pounds of zucchini that I'm planning on sun-drying, just wondering if anyone her has ever done it?

My plan right now is to cut up in 1/4" (6mm) slices, sprinkle with salt lightly and put on a bread cooling rack:


and cover with clear plastic. I can put an electric fan in it but I think I'll try without first. I also have an electric dehydrator but it would take me a month to dry all the squash I have. Anyway, just wondering what peoples experiences are.


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I'm not a summer squash fan but I know a lot of people do freeze Zuc's.

With what you want to do I would think you could use your oven to make your dried zuc chips? Or, finish them in your oven after you put them through your sun drying rack?


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I have an air fryer that has a dehydrate setting so you can make crisp apple chips etcetera and I think spiced zucchini crisps would be great.


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I have an air fryer that has a dehydrate setting so you can make crisp apple chips etcetera and I think spiced zucchini crisps would be great.

Is that Emeril's Air Fryer? If so, is it any good? If not, what brand is it?
 
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We use this more than our regular oven by a factor of 5. If you air dry first then the crisping would obviously be much quicker.

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I've never tried to dry it. However, there was once this Mexican restaurant in Austin (Los Tres Amigos) that the chef made battered deep-fried zucchini that was to die for. He had several write-ups in the paper. Of course, he would never divulge his recipe. I tried to emulate it but never came close.


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I've never tried to dry it. However, there was once this Mexican restaurant in Austin (Los Tres Amigos) that the chef made battered deep-fried zucchini that was to die for. He had several write-ups in the paper. Of course, he would never divulge his recipe. I tried to emulate it but never came close.


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That's a damn good idea, I wish I had thought of that! Moot point anyway as this was in 1980 + all the restaurants that were are gone + the new ones now too due to the current crisis. I feel for the folks in that industry as well as the bars or anywhere where the dependency of success in their business was tied to social interaction.


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We can Zucchini relish made a case of pints yesterday, perfect with most meats.


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Different strokes for different folks. I love zucchini fried or steamed in a regular meal. I can tomatoes for salsa but don't waste my time on vegetables that no one wants to eat anyway.


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I've never tried to dry it. However, there was once this Mexican restaurant in Austin (Los Tres Amigos) that the chef made battered deep-fried zucchini that was to die for. He had several write-ups in the paper. Of course, he would never divulge his recipe. I tried to emulate it but never came close.


I had a $22 piece of antelope once in Dallas, asked for minor guidance (not the recipe) and got a little advice.
Later attempts to duplicate it got close enough to suit me.

I make a zucchini mincemeat now and then for pies.


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