From The Healthy Hound Cookbook (Adams Media)
Dehydrated sweet potatoes make a healthy and tasty dog chew that’s a safe substitute for rawhide. If you don’t have a food dehydrator, dehydrated treats can also be prepared in the oven at 250 degrees F for 3 hours.
Be sure to cut off any green parts you find on the potatoes. The green portion of sprouted potatoes (sweet potatoes or other varieties) contain Solanine, a glycoalkaloid poison. It’s toxic not only to dogs but also to people (although poisoning is rare because of the bitter taste.) Avoiding it is simple, though; just discard any green or sprouted part of the potato!
2 medium-sized sweet potatoes
Wash the sweet potatoes, being careful to remove any sprouts or green spots.
Slice the potatoes lengthwise no thinner than ¼-inch thickness. Slightly thicker slices will be chewier for your dog (although they won’t dry out as well and will have a shorter shelf life, even in the refrigerator).
Arrange the slices on the dehydrating trays. Don’t allow the slices to touch one another or the edges won’t dry properly.
Dry the potatoes about 14 hours (although this will vary by dehydrator.) If you don’t have a dehydrator, place the sweet potato slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 250 degrees F for 2.5 to three hours, turning halfway through.
Cool and refrigerate up to 1 week or freeze for up to 6 months.
More Sweet Potato Treat Recipes:
- Dehydrated Sweet Potato and Banana Slices
- Sweet Potato Praline Dog Biscuits – Get ready for Mardi Gras with these Southern style dog treats.
- Sweet Potato Dog Treats – Ann Clark cookie cutters shared this recipe with us!
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