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Old 07/29/12, 05:36 PM
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Dehydrating Collard Greens

A friend-of-a-friend gave me a bag of collard greens and we're going to have some for supper tonight (black eyed peas & collard green soup) but I need to dry the rest for storage. I've been searching the www for how to's, but not coming up with answers to my questions, which are:

1. Do/should I blanch 1st?

2. Should I cut the leaves into strips before loading in the Excal?

3. Will they dry properly if I crowd them on the tray? These leaves are HUGE!

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Old 07/29/12, 06:28 PM
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I've dried other greens which would work the same as collards.

1. Yes, 2 minutes
2. No, they crumble nicely when dry and are easier to handle whole.
3. Yes. Spread them out as they dry and shrink.

Here's a link that gives the time:
Simple How to Blanch Vegetables Instructions

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Old 07/29/12, 08:06 PM
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