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Some fresh herbs seem to retain their flavor better than others when dried; for example, dried parsley has very little flavor, but dried tarragon tastes reasonably close to fresh tarragon.
Which other herbs can be dried successfully without losing too much flavor?
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Jul 25, 2010 at 1:47
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Tarragon, basil, oregano, thyme, savory, and sage are the ones that I'm most inclined to use in their dried form. Generally the more resinous and strongly scented they are fresh, the better they'll be in dry form.
Rosemary will hold its flavor dry but unless you're going to grind the dry product it's like eating pine needles. I prefer fresh rosemary instead.
Jul 25, 2010 at 2:42
Darin Sehnert Darin Sehnert
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Lemongrass is a terrific-yielding herb that grows in abundance and doesn't take up much room when drying. Basically chop at the stock, wrap with rope and hang upside down in your basement (as long as it's dry down there). It's dried uses are mostly for broths unless you ground it.
Sep 16, 2010 at 13:56
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I have had success with drying Sage, by hanging it by picking from the stem, hanging upside down for a month or so in a warm dry place and then picking the leaves and putting in a jar.
It seemed to dry well (without mould) and retain a lot of flavour when used.
Jul 26, 2010 at 13:30
Jeremy French Jeremy French
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I prefer to use dried oregano and bay leaves, almost everything else is nicer fresh.
Sep 16, 2010 at 12:46
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