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How to Freeze Herbs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Try this quick and easy way to freeze your herbs and easily chop up or break off whatever you need for a recipe. 
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Ingredients

  • parsley
  • basil

Instructions

  • Wash herbs.
  • Pat dry.
  • Leave out overnight to dry completely (You can dry the herbs on any flat surface, but one with ventilation will work best.   A cooling rack would be a good option.  I used the trays from my Excalibur Dehydrator.  See, you can even use your dehydrator to freeze herbs!
  • Parsley
    Dehydrating Parsley
  • Basil
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  • Place in plastic bags and take out as much air as possible. (You can even stick a straw in the bag to suck the air out if you like. I have not done that yet, however :-). I use small plastic bags from Country Life Natural Foods and they are great. I get the 4x2x8 size. They come in various sizes and in serious bulk so you can store away for cheap! These on Amazon appear to be the same. A MUST, however, for this, in my mind, is Twixit Clips. I use these for EVERYTHING in my home. Trust me, you will be so thrilled to be done with those pesky twist ties.
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