June 19, 2011

How to Dry Herbs

Herbs can be air dried, dried in a dehydrator, or dried in an oven.  This spring when I have dried herbs, I have used this last method.  I clean the herbs really well, then chop it up, and place on a cookie sheet.  I put the cookie sheet in the oven, then turn it on for 2-3 minutes to warm it up.  Be careful not to get it too hot, or else the herbs will turn black (but may still be fine to eat).  Repeat this step as needed to keep the oven warm, but not hot.  Turn the herbs every few hours to allow them to dry on all sides.  Just don't forget they're in the oven!  (Not that I have ever remembered them once they're black from turning the oven on to 400.)

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