August 07, 2022
Yippie! one more thing for the pantry.
A few months ago I acquired a dehydrator and have been dehydrating just about anything I can get my hands on. So much so that my neighbors won't even walk their dogs past my place anymore. lol
My latest project was dehydrating a #10 can of hominy. It ended up filling up two one-quart jars.
This is the brand I used.
After draining and rinsing and draining the hominy I filled mesh-lined dehydrator trays with the hominy.
It was really quick and easy, I just took handfuls of the hominy and patted them into a single layer. I used mesh liners because I was concerned that when the hominy dried and shrunk it would fall through the wire trays, good idea.
I dehydrated them at 125*F and set the time for 12 hours. When I was reading up on dehydrating hominy, I read that it took some people 24 hours to totally dry the hominy, mine took only 9 hours.
There are a few things that are factored into how long it takes to dehydrate any given food. I go by the rule that it's done when it's done, not when the instructions/recipe tell you it's done. I live in the desert, so the ambient temperature is a big factor in the dehydrating process, also the brand and style of dehydrator you are using.
With my limited math skills, I figured that by buying the #10 can of hominy and breaking it down, you have the equivalent of 7, 15.5 oz cans of hominy. With what I paid for the #10 can my price per 15.5 oz can is 57 cents a can.
Next time I'll be canning some so please stick around.
And that's that!