Saturday, March 8, 2014

Dry Oven Canning, A Great Way to Preserve!

Dry Oven Canned Dehydrated Potatoes, Spinach, Rice and Beans

This is a wonderful way to preserve your dry goods like dehydrated vegetables, grains, beans, rice and pasta.  Once complete, food is protected from bugs, air is sealed out and it is good for 15 - 20 years.  You can not oven can anything wet or oily (like nuts).  This would also be a great way to preserve some of the wild leafy vegetables like Kudzu, Sassafras leaves, Curly Dock, Dandelion Greens and Plantain.

The process is very simple.  Start with dry sterilized jars and lids (use the sterilizing option on your dishwasher).  Fill your jars up to 1 inch from the top.  Place on cookie sheet.  Bake in your oven for 1 hour at 200 degrees.  Open the oven door and put lids and rings on your jars.  Bake for 30 minutes longer.

Remove from the oven and your lids should seal as they cool.  Store just as you would your other canned goods (moderate temp and not in the sun).

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