I dropped some tofu jerky on the kitchen floor the other day. This saddened me because it was the last of the current batch and even though I scooped it up within the three-second-rule thing, I know how often the kitchen floor gets cleaned and therefore I apply something more akin to a three-foot-rule thing as far as any food/floor contact goes. I wiped the jerky with a bit of kitchen roll but I still didn’t fancy my chances and I wasn’t about to bleach it then eat it, so into the bin it went. Sniff.
Although I’ve been making tofu jerky on an almost weekly basis since discovering how wonderful it is, I spread my dehydrated jerky wings a bit and marinated some mushrooms in Reggae Reggae Sauce, then dehydrated them in my Froothie P200 Dehydrator to see what mushroom jerky would be like. And the verdict? Tasty and chewy, but not as good as the tofu jerky.
But then again, nothing could be nicer than the tofu jerky and the mushroom jerky did have a lot to live up to. Despite its second-bestness, although I don’t grab some out of the fridge each time I’m in sniffing distance of the kitchen, it does go well in wraps and sandwiches. Plus, if you don’t like tofu or you prefer to avoid soya, you might even prefer it (although if you’re judging tofu on its undehydrated state, give dehydrating a go – it totally transforms it).
As with anything that goes in the dehydrator – drying time will depend on the water content and thickness. I’ve put 6 hours in the recipe instructions but it could be more or less, depending on how thin you slice the mushrooms. Check them after 4 hours to see how they’re doing.
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