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Robert Ellis: Dehydrating Hedge Apples

2017-09-14 - Cane Valley, KY - Photo by Robert Ellis, Robert Ellis
A sticky, slightly difficult process of readying slices for the food dehydrater. The difficulty stems from the Apple's Super sticky. I found what works best for me is a sharp butcher knife, with a secondary knife to scrape off the sticky "milk" that builds up on the knife when slicing. A sharp knife with a burr edge seems to work best. Since this time of the year the apples are grapefruit size I'm only able to process four apples at a time in the dryer. The drying takes approximately 12 hours. - Robert Ellis. Photo copyright Robert Ellis.

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and questions:
  1. Jennifer Bennett, P Franklin, and Stella Durrett wrote, individually. See article which contains their questions: Mystery: What do you do with dehydrated hedgeapple???
  2. Robert Ellis: Response to the Dehydrated Hedge Apple Queries

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