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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Food Preps => Processing Food For Storage => Topic started by: Grasshopper2Ant on May 18, 2010, 10:01:37 AM

Title: How long to rehydrate foods?
Post by: Grasshopper2Ant on May 18, 2010, 10:01:37 AM
Please tell the methods you use to rehydrate your dried foods and how long it takes. 

Thanks.
Title: Re: How long to rehydrate foods?
Post by: LvsChant on May 18, 2010, 11:38:14 AM
I pour boiling water over the veges and let sit (covered) for about 15 minutes for some things. Things that are going into soups, stews, etc., I just dump in.
Title: Re: How long to rehydrate foods?
Post by: JGreene on July 15, 2010, 06:20:33 PM
I'm rehydrating some onions.  From what I understand, I should soak them with an equal part of water for about 15 minutes, but the texture is not like a freshly chopped onion.  The flavor is there, but its still flat.  Perhaps I'm expecting too much??   

What should I expect from potatoes? 
Title: Re: How long to rehydrate foods?
Post by: Thox Spuddy on July 15, 2010, 07:08:44 PM
I always do it overnite. Some things can be done in minutes followed by boiingl them, but some denser veggies, like carrots or sometimes even potatoes don't fully hydrate that way. Overnite you are guaranteed success. Onions don't take overnite, and I often don't hydrate them at all but saute them in oil, very quickly as they burn easily.