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How do I dry herbs in a microwave oven?

Herbs gathered just before the plant flowers are best for drying. Remove any dead or discolored leaves. Rinse leaves with cold water and dry on paper towels until no visible moisture remains. Place four or five herb stalks between paper towels in the microwave along with a small dish of water. Microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes; check herbs for dryness. If additional time is needed, return herbs to microwave and dry at 30 second intervals. Herbs will crumble easily when thoroughly dried.                 



Source: Cornell: "Home Drying of Food".




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