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Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 13, 2011
7:07 AM

Post #8753536

How do you dry your eggplant ?
i have the book by Mary T . Bell Food Drying with an attitude
but i just can't grasp what she is saying on the eggplant ?
put eggplant in a dip solution , coat both side, put a plate on top of eggplant to weigh down, let sit one hr.
so do i take out the eggplant from the dip solution ?
i feel so dense but ...?
thanks for any help
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 14, 2011
9:20 PM

Post #8756861

What is the dip solution made of? Eggplant is usually soaked in a salt solution to draw out the excess moisture and any bitterness.

If the dip solution they are talking about is salt, I would say, yes, remove it from the dip, rinse and pat dry before dehydrating.

I'd say not dense... sounds like the book isn't very descriptive.


Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 15, 2011
9:37 AM

Post #8757638

yes its a salt brine dip
thanks podster.
i did both and they both turned out the same . ?
LOl i do struggle with some of the books directions . its pretty vague in general but some great recipes
thanks again
Batesville, AR

April 28, 2012
8:08 AM

Post #9101107

Sure wish there was a lot of dehydrating receipes in here..since that is my main thing , I am doing..or am I missing them..
Talihina, OK

May 2, 2012
9:44 AM

Post #9107173

I know diddly squat about eggplants but any thing with a high water content needs to be sliced very thick
Hemet, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 5, 2012
3:09 PM

Post #9111734

I have one of those round drehydraters I bought at a garage sale. I have used it for eggplant following the instruction book included. No instructions really aside from using number setting at bottom of dehydrater.
Put them in a jar after dry and used them in sauces, stews etc. Not complicated really.
Auburn, AL
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2012
8:19 PM

Post #9159943

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