Monday, July 8, 2013
Around my region, it is still a bit too early for locally grown melons. But, when Paul's mom passed on a supermarket one that was leftover from a party, I was happy to have it. It was a taste of what is yet to come later this summer.
Paul is not a fan of watermelon, so I knew it would be on me to figure out how to use it before it spoiled. I cut up half of it for my lunches last week and then put the other half in the dehydrator.
Oh my! I wasn't sure how it would turn out since watermelon is mostly water, but it was amazing! I removed the rind and sliced the watermelon about 1/4" thick. I dried it without adding anything but I later read that some people like to salt the watermelon before they dry it for a salty sweet treat.
The end result was a cross between a fruit leather and a watermelon chip. And, the flavor...like watermelon candy!
For health reasons I am limiting my diet right now and processed sugars are one of the things I am cutting down to almost nothing. This watermelon has been satisfying my sugar cravings all week long. I will most certainly be making more of this ASAP!
Posted by Trinity at 7:00 AM