Although it would be more energy efficient to use a dehydrator, I’m a newly married college student. I don't have one. But now a dehydrator is definitely on my list as, For the first time, I try my hand at drying lemons and oranges!
|First attempt. Pretty, but a bit too thick and juicy.|
|...If you're wondering what I mean by porcelain knife|
-firm oranges more oblong in shape
-paper or teatowels (for dabbing up extra juice from your slices)
-your favorite slicing knife
-cooling rack and cookie sheet
optional cinnamon spice mixture of your choice
Bake oranges and lemons separately as they behave slightly different in their temp/timing needs. thi also separates the flavors if you're going to put any spices on your oranges.
|I originally combined my oranges and lemons but the smells are richer and better separated, and, as I said before, they cook a little differently.|
Finally, the process that works!
-Space them evenly on your trusty cooling rack/cookie sheet combo
Zip them locs almost all the way, leaving space to suck out the air, and pop them in the freezer till you’re ready to use them!