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What is the best way to dehydrate celery

 
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I have a dehydrator, I think.

But rather than trying to find it, What is the best way to dehydrate celery?

I have dehydrated leaves before so that is easy.

I am going to put the best pieces in water in the fridge and cut up the rest into small slices.

It is still too hot to run the oven.

Will celery dry if I put it on the dash or my car or in my warm machine room while turning often?  That room is maybe 75 during the day.
 
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What do you want to use it for, Anne?

I used to slice it nearly paper thin, using a mandoline. Then I'd spread it out, not caring if the slices overlapped somewhat, on a solid dehydrator tray (the ones used for fruit leather). I'd stir them up pretty regularly for the first bit, otherwise they'd just fuse onto the tray as they dried.

Once they were fully dry, I'd powder them up in a coffee grinder to make bouillon powder.

Slices should dry just fine in a car or warm room IF the humidity is low enough. It would take forever to do it here, except for a few days a year.
 
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Jan, I have a head of celery that I got in my produce box.

I usually use celery for gumbo, salads, etc.

I am trying to process it so it will not go bad before I can use it up.

I read that dehydrating is better than freezing.

I thought I would dry some and freeze some to see which method I like better.

I also found a recipe similar to your bouillon though it is "celery salt" that I thought I would try with the dehydrated celery.

I am going to start the processing of the celery tomorrow.
 
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I slice it thin and dehydrate. I keep it in a pint jar near the kitchen range
 
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