It's no secret that we like to play with our food in our house. Out of morbid curiosity, we decided to see what would happen if we put watermelon in our food dehydrator. I didn't have high hopes for this. I mean, come on, it's watermelon!
But it turns out that I was pleasantly surprised. Now, obviously, it's not nearly as amazing as biting into fresh watermelon. But it's certainly a valid snack in its own right. The texture is almost like a chip. A bit softer in places, and a bit chewy in places, but mostly crisp, in a good way. The flavor reminded me of watermelon Jolly Ranchers or other fake watermelon-y candy.
All in all, this was definitely one of our more successful food dehydrator experiments so far. Do you have a food dehydrator? What's your favorite thing to suck the moisture out of?
Watermelon Chips: A Photo Tutorial
An original Playing House recipe
1/2 medium watermelon
First do this:
Then do this:
Wait about 12 hours, then flip the slices over. Wait 10-12 more hours. While you're waiting, feel free to do this:
Next time you peek, you should have watermelon chips that look like that top picture up there. Enjoy!