How to Dehydrate Rosemary *Updated 2021
I’ve been buying rosemary at the store for years. It is usually old, dried out with little to no taste. I finally bought fresh rosemary and used it in a fish recipe. It was w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l. I absolutely loved it. Now I use it in recipes where ever I can. I especially love rosemary french fries. It is very easy to dehydrate rosemary. It tastes MUCH much better than the store-bought.
Some Facts About Rosemary
Rosemary is a hardy herb that grows in cool climates. Its flowers bloom in white, pink, purple, and blue during Spring and Summer. This herb can be propagated by clipping off a shoot 4-6″ long and planted in soil. Rosemary is a drought-resistant perennial plant. It has evergreen needle-looking leaves with a fibrous root. Rosemary does not like to be overwatered. It will not survive being waterlogged.
Rosemary is a symbol of remembrance. It was a sacred plant to the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. The myth is that the Virgin Mary spread her cloak over a blooming bush while she was resting and the flowers turned from white to blue. It became known as Rose of Mary.
Let’s start Dehydrating
I use a NESCO Snack Master Express Food Dehydrator.
Ready to use.
I store the bulk of my rosemary in 1/2 pint mason jars. Then I fill spice jars with what I think I will use in the short term. Then, I can vacuum seal my pint jars to keep them fresh for future use.
What is your favorite dish that uses rosemary?
Mine! I love rosemary french fries baked in the oven.
How to Dehydrate Rosemarymischyf.com
- mesh screen trays
- 1 bundle Rosemary
- Wash and pat dry
- Add to trays
- Dry at 90-100F/ 43C degrees at 10-12 hours
- Dry when leaves are brittle and easily break
- Fill a spice jar. If storing fill a mason jar, and Vacuum seal for storage
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