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JD4JC

Member Since 31 Aug 2018
Offline Last Active Jan 21 2019 06:26 PM

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In Topic: Preservation thread

15 January 2019 - 03:55 PM

I've had good luck with freeze-drying peppers (really-really dry!) and pulverizing them into powder that can be dispensed from salt shakers to taste. Below is a picture of a quartet of powders we sent our son who is serving in the USAF in Germany. We've found that about 1/8 tsp of the Ghost is sufficient to nicely season a pint of cottage cheese, and have been surprised how potent the habanero and cayenne powders are. The jalapeñno dust is great on breakfast eggs!

 

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In Topic: Preservation thread

22 December 2018 - 06:50 PM

Also tried Little Debbie shortbread rollups. Came out good, but the "strawberry" filling squirted out a little bit. Tasted and felt like cotton candy! Easy to scrape off.


In Topic: Preservation thread

22 December 2018 - 01:57 PM

Just finishing a batch of freeze-dried Hostess Twinkies for G'Kids stocking stuffers, along with previously F-D ice cream sandwiches. The Twinkies come out amazingly good, sort of like giant fortune cookies!

 

Merry Christmas!


In Topic: Preservation thread

11 December 2018 - 08:49 PM

They don't need to be rehydrated, and are very tasty, but quite different from their prior status! Also, F-D Hostess Twinkies are also quite a treat!


In Topic: Tried to make ghost chips

08 December 2018 - 08:46 PM

Thanks for the tip! The only downside to freeze drying has been the need to change the oil in the HarvestRight vacuum pump with each batch: I usually spill some somewhere that's hard to clean up, and am needing to use nitrite gloves to keep my hands clean!

 

So, I sprung for their new oil-less scroller pump that's supposed to arrive next week. If it proves to be what I hope, I'll be running the FD machine practically nonstop. We did some split pea with ham soup that naturally powdered up and reconstitutes back to its original consistency and taste. Pretty slick!