Dried jackfruit is a dish that is loved by many people, especially used to display on a tray every Tet holiday. If you are a fan of this snack, you cannot ignore the secret to making delicious and supple dried jackfruit at home.
There are quite a few ways to make dried jackfruit, but how to achieve a high success rate without spending too much effort is not something that everyone knows. In a famous group about cooking, Ms. Cao Kim Chi (Da Nang) shared a recipe for this dish, which many people have applied and achieved the desired results. Let’s discover how to do it very simply to help you never fail right now!
1. How to choose delicious jackfruit
In order for dried jackfruit to achieve a delicious and successful rate, you need to choose to buy ripe jackfruit. Should choose large fruits, smooth spines, but avoid overripe and soft jackfruit. Therefore, in the processing process, it is very difficult for you to succeed even though you have applied the recipe standard.
To avoid buying injected jackfruit, you need to pay attention to the following signs:
The scent of jackfruit injected with stimulants will not be as fragrant as the aroma of natural ripe jackfruit. Jackfruit injected with stimulants will secrete a lot of white plastic. Ripe jackfruit often, when cut out, will see less plastic and will usually not have white plastic. In addition, when the jackfruit feels heavier in the hand, it will be more fragrant and delicious. You should also choose jackfruit with yellow-brown skin, soft, flat jackfruit spines and not too far apart. Do not choose jackfruits that are still green, have hard spines and are located close to each other because such jackfruit is unripe and has not reached a certain aroma.
2. How to separate the jackfruit so that the plastic doesn’t stick to your hands
Applying cooking oil to the palm of your hand and then adding jackfruit is the most popular way. Use rice close to the palm of your hand when cutting jackfruit, because rice bran powder will have the effect of washing away the plastic layers that are adhered to the hands. Use lemon to rub on your hands or a knife used to cut jackfruit
3. Steps to make dried jackfruit
Step 1: Prepare jackfruit
Use a knife to separate the jackfruit, seeds and fibers. Then, you soak the jackfruit in a bowl of cold water with 1 teaspoon of salt and the juice of 1 lemon (depending on the amount of jackfruit). Stir well and soak jackfruit in water for 10 to 15 minutes. After soaking, take out all the jackfruit and wait for it to drain.
Step 2: Drying jackfruit
– Divide the amount of jackfruit into about 2-3 parts, so that when drying the jackfruit will dry faster and the jackfruit will be more delicious and flexible. You can put the jackfruit directly in the air fryer or put a piece of foil on the bottom and then arrange the jackfruit on top. Spread the pieces of jackfruit evenly, avoiding the case of too much stacking on top of each other
– Adjust the oven to 80 degrees Celsius, bake for about 4 hours. Continuously like this, this batch is then removed and then put a new batch in with the same step.
And this is the result for the dried jackfruit dish made with an oil-free fryer. Dried jackfruit when successful will have an original aroma of a fresh jackfruit, and the color will be bright yellow, extremely eye-catching.
You can eat it right away or put the jackfruit in a box, close the lid, and place it in a dry place. This flexible dried jackfruit can be stored for 3 months.
Dried jackfruit when eaten creates a sense of taste, delicious, nutritious, cheap and ensures food safety and hygiene. The steps to make this dish are not difficult at all. What are you waiting for, if you haven’t been to the kitchen yet, let’s show off. Good luck with this shared recipe!