The herb that keeps on giving and giving and giving….
Mint is one of those herbs that’s hearty indoors and out. Because it’s such a fast growing plant you will inevitably end up with a lot of mint. Drying mint is a great way to preserve the leaves and most recipes that call for fresh mint can be switched out with dried mint. See which flavor you favor.
Start with a bunch of fresh mint. Make sure to give it a good rinse and let it fully dry before starting step 2. (If you have an herb garden outside then you’ll cut the fresh mint at the bottom of the stems, tie up the ends and hang the bushel upside down and let it dry for a few days.)
You can tell if they are completely dried cause they’ll break easily. Pick up the dried mint leaves and crush them in between your hands into a large bowl. The smell is going to be amazing and pretty intense.
When you are happy with the consistency you can place the dried mint in a spice jar. Make sure you keep the jar in a cool dark place.
Check out my DRIED MINT RECIPE board on Pinterest for some ideas.