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Discovering US Dehy + Dehydrated Potatoes Recipes

October 3, 2018
Discovering US Dehy + Dehydrated Potatoes Recipes
Discovering US Dehy + Dehydrated Potatoes Recipes

Friends are oftentimes surprised when they see how dexterous I am when working in a kitchen. I may not look like that girl who is domesticated and dedicated to spending most of her hours holding pots and pans, but I know my ingredients and the basics of cooking.

And although I have already gotten my diploma in College, I still enjoy learning new things about food – from food preparation to plating (and of course, taking the best food shots!).  

Although a little time-consuming, I enjoy Cooking Classes whenever we travel. Cooking Classes allow me to learn more about one country’s distinct flavor and special ways to prepare food.  

Barcelona Cooking Class
Preparing a Creme Brulee in Barcelona
Bali Cooking Class

Bali Cooking Class

Food we prepared and cooked in Rumah Desa, Bali

Discovering US Dehy + Dehydrated Potatoes Recipes

Learned new ways to “plate” using vegetables 
during my recent Hoi An, Vietnam Cooking Class 

Most of the recipes I learned from these cooking lessons require a special ingredient, seasoning or equipment that prevent me from re-creating the same recipes at home.  In this era when we want to do more things, I prefer food or ingredients that are easy to prepare, yet nutritious and versatile.  

I recently discovered US Dehy or US Dehydrated Potatoes, which is a US product made of premium potatoes – without the water – but retain the potatoes’ nutritional benefits and flavor. I think this is one of the few items in which “dehydrated” is taken positively.

What is US Dehy?
US Dehy are made from potatoes grown and harvested in the US, and processed under stringent standards of the US Department of Agriculture to retain consistency, quality and ensure food safety. Typically, they are made from creamy white-fleshed Russet potatoes.

Discovering US Dehy + Dehydrated Potatoes Recipes

US Dehy products are lightweight, compact and versatile. This allows you to save more time, energy and storage – this simply means you no longer need to wash, peel and boil the potatoes. You simply just prepare them as instructed.

The products are compact and don’t need a lot of storage spaces (perfect for minimalists and those with small kitchen storage!). US Dehy products have longer shelf life too, up to 2 years.  

Discovering US Dehy + Dehydrated Potatoes Recipes

There’s also more bang for the buck in the use of US dehy. One kilo rehydrates to as much as five kilos, giving you a larger yield for less.

If you think that you would have a problem thinking of how and where to mix US Dehy, it is actually very versatile that you can use it for flavoured mashed potatoes, creamier soups, thicker sauces or stews, or as a filling for roasted poultry.  

US Dehy can also be added to baked goods like breads, cakes, pastries or native kakanin. 

Discovering US Dehy + Dehydrated Potatoes Recipes

I am looking at using US Dehy for my next Mashed Potatoes Recipe. Instead of using fresh potatoes, I can use US Dehydrated Potatoes (I just need to do rehydration process) I find it more convenient, as it would absolutely cut down preparation time to half. 

Discovering US Dehy + Dehydrated Potatoes Recipes

I am sharing the Rehydration Process for your reference. 
US Standard Potato Flakes 500 gm
Milk 700 ml
Butter 200 gm (1bar)
Salt 16 gm
Water 2,000 ml

1. Combine water, salt and butter.
2. Heat to a boil, remove from heat.
3. Add cold milk, gently stir in potato flakes. DO NOT WHIP.
4. More flakes can be used if a heavier texture is desired.

US Dehydrated Potatoes Recipes You Can Try at Home
I checked out the net for fun, easy recipes using US Dehydrated Potatoes that we all can try at home!
As US Dehydrated Potatoes come in different variants, here are the different recipes:
Discovering US Dehy + Dehydrated Potatoes Recipes
Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This dish looks so thick and creamy! 

Discovering US Dehy + Dehydrated Potatoes Recipes
Breaded Mashed Potato Cubes with Chives

I always love the crunch and flavor of breaded pork and chicken, so I think this is something that I would also enjoy. Check out the recipe!

If you want more recipes, check out

What do you guys think of US Dehy? 
Is this something that you would use at home cooking?

Interested in US dehy? You can get in touch with our local Potatoes USA office (+632-5348534 /
[email protected]).

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