I did both last year. I fan dried some then I bought a dehydrator and dried some. I re hydrated some out of both and it seemed the fan dried ones tasted better than the dehydrator ones for frying up in butter and eating. maybe the heat from the dehydrator a little too much. Now if your making a cream sauce wow the dehydrator ones where awesome, that's all I had left couldn't compare to fan dried ones, but dehydrated ones awesome for making cream sauce. I also took some fresh ones and put them in a bag and filled with water like I do with my fish fillets. Takes a lot more space, have not thawed theme out yet.. Also maybe I went too long in the dehydrator if that's possible.