Harmony House Foods’ Dehydrated Potatoes are one of the most popular dehydrated food products. They can be easily added to soups for texture and flavor. One of their most pleasant attributes is that they are already diced. Not pealing, slicing, and dicing potatoes can be a wonderful time saver. Rather than spending an hour pealing, washing, and dicing potatoes, just put on a pot of boiling water, add the dehydrated potatoes, seasonings, some extra dehydrated vegetables, and wait for fifteen minutes or so.
If peeling potatoes isn’t your “cup of tea” then that alone should be enough to convince you that dried potatoes are worth trying out. Sometimes time is better spent setting the table instead of scrubbing potatoes.
The History Behind Dehydrated Potatoes
Potatoes were actually the first known food to be intentionally dehydrated. Thousands of years ago, the Incas dehydrated potatoes. They would place the potatoes outside in the cold, dry mountain air and in a few days, the potatoes would be dehydrated. Thousands of years later, we have more technical ways of making dehydrated potatoes, but the process is very similar. The goal is to remove as much water as possible. By removing the water, the dehydrated potatoes can last for years.
When you cook your next meal using dehydrated potatoes, you are using an ingredient the ancient Incas used a thousand years before. It’s quite amazing when you think about it.