Why would you want to dry watermelon? Well, sometimes we may have a bumper crop! Sometimes we may find a good deal and want to preserve it. Sometimes we may just want to taste what dried watermelon tastes like – and I highly recommend any of the above – especially growing your own. It is so very important to grow something, even if just a small portion of your own food nowadays. Any little thing you do makes you that much more self sufficient and that much less dependent on corporations and transportation halfway across the country to put food on your table.
While we’re here, let me show you how you can tell if a watermelon is good, even if it is tiny:). You want a bright yellow underbelly. That means that the watermelon was ripened in the field. It should also be very heavy so you know it is fresh and juicy, and have a dull thud sound when you thump it.
But be nice. Watermelons don’t like to be thumped anymore than you do!
Click here for this recipe: http://www.southernplate.com/2014/04/dried-watermelon-jerky-and-why-we-need-sacred-things.html