How to Make Dried Herbs at Home – learn a super easy technique and stock up on your favorite dried herbs!
Hi Friends! Today is more of a how-to post than an actual recipe post. I hope you won’t mind because what I am about to share is really cool. One of those “I made it myself” things cool.
I love fresh herbs and buy them often. But it’s also nice to have jars of dried herbs on hand. But I find myself often searching through the spice aisle in my grocery store to no avail. Especially when it comes to dried dill for some reason. I can never find it! So when I got my hands on a fresh bunch of dill, I knew I wanted to dried part of it to store in a spice jar or a cute little Weck jar.
It starts with a nice bunch of fresh herbs. You need to wash them and dried them really well with a kitchen towel. This is very important as any moisture will make the mold take over your bunch and you do not want that!
After you dry your herbs, tie them with a string. Then take a brown bag, make a hole in the bottom of it, pull the string the ties the herbs through the hole and nestle the herbs inside the bag. It’s okay if the ends are sticking out.
Now find a dry place in your home to hang the herbs and air dry them. I hanged them in our covered back porch.
It took about a week and a half of my bunch to dry completely and be ready to be stored in a jar. When your herbs are dry to the touch, remove them from the bag, cut of the ends and chop the herbs with a knife. Place in a spice jar or any little jar and store in a dry, dark place with the rest of your spices.
Dill is one of those herbs (also marjoram, oregano, rosemary, thyme) that air-dries really well. But there are some herbs that have a high content of moisture and they might require a dehydrator to dry them (like basil, mint, chives).
You will love these recipe with the addition of dried herbs!