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Auntie Tammy -bumped for sweet potato treat discussion

Remember those sweet potato treats I went nuts for? I was wondering if you cook those yourself or if you buy them? I'd really like to know what they are. I love treats! I mean, I get a lot of different ones already, but I always like new treats!

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awwwwwww Hi!! The ones you bought or the ones I freeze???
I would love to figure out how to make sweet potato treats that could travel! the little ones I freeze only work at home!

btw, we haven't seen any pics of the Troopster in awhile...

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The ones you gave us at the house ( and maybe at he bridge too, I don't remember), but definitely something you gave me. I loved them!!

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Bumping this up to make sure you see it.

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I looked up a recipe.

1 Large Sweet Potato, washed & dried
Recommended Equipment:

Food dehydrator
Instructions:

Preheat oven to 250 F
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut off one side of the sweet potato lengthwise, as close to the edge as possible. Cutting the side of the potato first allows you to then turn the potato onto this flat surface that you have just created. Having a stable area to rest the potato will make it easier to cut the potato into slices. Don't discard that first piece, it comes out just as yummy as the rest!
Cut the rest of the potato into 1/3" slices, no smaller than 1/4".
Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 3 hours, turning half way through.
Cool completely on a wire rack.
Storing - Although these treats are dried, you will want to keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. You can freeze them for up to 4 months.

Tips & Techniques

Choosing a Sweet Potato - You want to find a potato that is as uniform in shape as possible. This will aid in the drying process as the pieces will be similar in shape and will cook through at the same time. Also, try to find one that has fewer blemishes or bruises. While you're picking one to make a sweet potato dog chew, go ahead and pick some for the family, too!

Knife Skills - If you are a pro with a knife, you may not need to cut off one side to stable your potato. If that's the case, then by all means skip that step. However, for those of us who are more handy with a pastry bag, than a knife, having a stable surface makes all the difference.

Cutting Even Pieces - One way to ensure your pieces are as even as possible, is to first rest your knife where you would like to cut. Then press down gently across the entire length of the knife. Make a slight cut, then press firmly on your knife from one end to the other, and cut all the way through.

Degree of Chewiness - Baking for 3 hours results in a soft, but chewy dog treat. If your dog prefers more of a crunch, then bake for an additional 20-30 minutes. When you take the sweet potatoes out of the oven, they may at first appear to be too soft. Let them cool completely on a wire rack before you decide whether or not to bake them longer. This is because they will continue to dry or harden while cooling.

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These are good as per Sabine. Molly loves them , not cheap though. http://www.naturalk9supplies.com/Dog...og-treats.aspx

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thanks for the recipie Suzi!
I am confused, is it an OVEN at 250 or a dehydrater? I don't have a dehydrater.

Angie, the sweet potato 'treats' I had at the house were just pureed sweet potato put into a tiny ice cube tray and frozen. Then I pop them out and put them in a zip lock baggie. I don't remember any other treats, other than the dehydrated salmon??

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Hey Auntie Tammy ,do you ship these. to dear friends. ?

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Hey Auntie Tammy ,do you ship these. to dear friends. ?
bwhahahahaa it'd be a pile of mushy sweet potato by the time it got to the post office! I got her dried sweet potato chews once but they gave her horrible diarhea!! for some reason the real sweet potatoes are just fine though?? but not so good for training treats!! :P

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Hmmm. Sounds like a reason to buy a food processor. LOL

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