A couple of days ago Leslie gave me her dehydrator, Landon brought home some green mangoes from work, I picked up some li hing powder from Longs . . . and the experiment began . . .
I wasn't sure what I would end up with, but it turned out good. The bag I brought to work got wiped out. It's not at all like the li hing mango you buy in the stores . . . it's a lot dryer . . . lighter . . .
All I did was slice up the mangoes and pour the powder over them. It was ono just like this. I admit, I started munching on a few pieces and wondered if I should set some aside . . . but I didn't. By the way, ahem . . . excuse me but . . . you're drooling . . .
They need to be placed like this on the tray . . . not touching.
I filled up all 5 trays.
I turned on the dehydrator before going to bed. The sound kinda surprised me. It made a soft whirring noise. I placed my hand over the trays and realized that it was blowing warm air upward. So that's how it works!!
When I awoke to go to the bathroom about 4 hours later, it looked done so I turned it off. I'm thinking that maybe even 3 hours might've been good enough. Still, with the li hing flavor . . . mmmm.
Look how much the dehydrator cost!!! 15 bucks!! Les said that was about 6 years ago . . . but still . . . howzdat hah??! My coworker Ronnie is gonna order one for himself from Amazon. They run around $50 and have temperature controls. This one only has an on/off button, but it's good enough for me. Not sure if I'm ready to do meat yet . . . stay tuned . . .