Dehydrating Collard Greens

Discussion in 'Preserving the Harvest' started by Pam in KY, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Pam in KY

    Pam in KY Well-Known Member

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    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! :clap:
     
  2. Danaus29

    Danaus29 Well-Known Member Supporter

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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
     

  3. Pam in KY

    Pam in KY Well-Known Member

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    1. Thank
    2. You
    3. Danaus29

    :goodjob:
     
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