I conducted another dried vegetable experiment today. This time with carrots. I started with a kilo of larger carrots (as per the backpacking chef's advice), then steamed the slices for around eight minutes before arranging them in the dehydrator.
Unlike yesterday's mushrooms, I only needed two of the five available trays.
Drying time seems to be a variable concept. All up the carrot slices had around six hours.
It's quite interesting to see how much they reduce in size.
I started with eight large carrots, which was 1kg according to the packaging. I didn't think to double-check the original weight. Those same carrots (less skin and trimmings) now weigh just under 100 grams - and fit easily into a 470ml plastic container! Pretty nifty, eh?!