Oct 14, 2021

How to make dried figs the Japanese way

Seasonality is an important concept in Japan and autumn is usually quoted as the best season for food! Figs are one of the fruits easily found during the autumn season.

How to make dried figs the Japanese way photo

Figs can only be harvested for a limited time, and the skin is very soft and easily damaged.

Even if we get a lot of figs, we can't eat them all at once, so we make jam and dried figs.


If in Japan, you can buy a net sweater-drying net available at 100 yen stores to dry your figs.


How to make dried figs the Japanese way photo

The net itself is light, so you need to put some weight on it to keep it balanced.

You can reuse it to dry other fruits or vegetables.


Dried figs can be made by simply cutting washed figs and drying them in the sun.

The process is simple, but it requires plenty of sunlight. Otherwise, not only will the figs not be crispy, but they will also attract insects. Drying in the sun also increases the nutritional value.


How to make dried figs the Japanese way photo


As we dried the figs this year, which has been very rainy, I was reminded of the benefits of the sun that we take for granted and the customs that we have adopted in our lives while making good use of nature. Since we didn't seem to get the blessings of the natural sun, we made some of them in the oven.


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