How to Dry Bananas With a Halogen Oven
A halogen oven is a modern version of an oven that consist a of large glass vessel with a lid on top. On the top layer of the lid are the buttons that allow you to set the oven, and on the underside of the lid are halogen bulbs and a high-powered fan. The bulbs allow the oven to heat up while the fan circulates the hot air evenly around the oven. Such an oven allows you to cook foods in a faster manner while using less energy than a conventional oven, and ensures that all the food will be evenly cooked. You can grill, bake, fry and saute with a halogen oven, and even dry slices of banana.
Peel as many bananas as you would like to dry. Cut them into 1/4-inch slices.
Arrange the banana slices on the bottom part of the halogen oven bowl. Place any remaining slices on the tray that came with your halogen oven and slide it in place.
Set the oven for 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow the slices to cook for five to 10 minutes, depending on how brown and dry you want them to be.
Put on oven mitts and remove the tray from the halogen oven. Use a spatula to remove the slices from the oven bottom and tray so they don't stick to these surfaces as they dry. Place them on a clean dish. As the slices dry, they will become harder.
- Daily Mail; "They roast a chicken in 30 minutes, clean themselves and cost just £40. We give halogen ovens a grilling"; Tessa Cunningham; Nov 2009
- "How to Cook Everything: 2000 Simple Recipes for Great Food"; Mark Bittman, et al; 2008
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