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    Ben W
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    @binfordw

    I had freeze dried a mess of raw crappie fillets awhile back, thought I’d post it here.

     

    Using cold water to rehydrate seemed to need several hours, I just left them in a bowl in the fridge overnight.  I was really impressed with the fillets after they reconstituted, you really couldn’t tell them from fresh ones.  They were easy to bread and fry, and delicious!

     

     

     

    #3724851
    Bonzo
    BPL Member

    @bon-zo

    Locale: Virgo Supercluster

    Wow… those look incredible, especially given the freeze-drying!

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    Dan Y
    BPL Member

    @zelph2

    They turned out nice. Nice eating size. Thanks for sharing your project.

    #3724857
    Ben W
    BPL Member

    @binfordw

    Thanks!  I was pretty surprised myself at how well they did.

    How are you making out on the food?  I’m digging through freezers this afternoon looking to fill a few more trays to run another cycle.  I cooked a couple PF chang style frozen meals my wife had bought to try as camp meals and loaded on a tray, and have 4lbs of those small cooked salad shrimp on a couple trays.

    We have a big trip coming at the end of September, we want to prep up some more meal choices for that just for variety.

     

     

     

    #3724880
    Bonzo
    BPL Member

    @bon-zo

    Locale: Virgo Supercluster

    I’m making my way through it; meant to text you on that, just this morning.  Ham mac and cheese was a win, fried rice was a win too; taking the beef stew and potato soup on a trip this weekend. 👍

    #3724881
    Ben W
    BPL Member

    @binfordw

    I don’t remember what I sent, but if its “homemade beef stew” thats one to look forward to after a long hike!  I made like 400 tiny 3/4″ seasoned meat balls to make the stew with, instead of using stew meat chunks.  We had noticed adding (too much) instant potatoes in with things seems to complicate rehydration a bit.  I was banking on the hamburger meatballs rehydrating easier, and that they did.

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    Tom K
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    @tom-kirchneraol-com-2

    WOW, a blast from the past!  I haven’t heard anyone mention Crappie since my childhood days in Michigan.  Fun to catch – we used long bamboo cane poles, bobbers and minnows –  and good eating.

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    Bonzo
    BPL Member

    @bon-zo

    Locale: Virgo Supercluster

    I don’t remember what I sent, but if its “homemade beef stew” thats one to look forward to after a long hike!  I made like 400 tiny 3/4″ seasoned meat balls to make the stew with, instead of using stew meat chunks.  We had noticed adding (too much) instant potatoes in with things seems to complicate rehydration a bit.  I was banking on the hamburger meatballs rehydrating easier, and that they did.

    You sent a TON of stuff! ;)  Beef stew is amongst the many packages, and that one is definitely going on the weekend trip.  Also biscuits and gravy.  Ironically, I haven’t made ramen yet, so the shrimp are still on the “haven’t tried it yet” list!

    Crappie are one of my favorite fish to catch…and I so often see them in little lakes and coves when I’m hiking near water.  It makes me wish, yet again, for a lightweight and quality telescoping spinning rod that I could whip out and use on a whim.

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