Intro: Dehydrated Papaya
This is a continuation of my Instructable, Fresh Papaya - Cleaning and Cutting, and the third in a series on dehydrating fruit which includes:
If you enjoy this Instructable, I would highly recommend reading them.
Step 1: Load It Up!
Arrange the slices on the dehydrator trays with the clean-a-screens in place. A large papaya will take up approximately 5-6 screens. Set the dehydrator for 135 degrees Fahrenheit and let run for 6-8 hours. Rearrange the trays so that the top trays and on the bottom and the bottom trays are on the top and let run for an additional 6-10 hours.
Step 2: Done!
You can tell when the dehydrated papaya chips are ready by breaking one in half, it should snap crisply like a potato chip. Unplug the dehydrator and allow the chips to cool for 10-15 minutes. Remove the clean-a-screens and give them a quick shake and the chips should slide right off.
Enjoy! The dehydrated papaya chips should keep for a few weeks if kept in a dry and airtight container.