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How to Use Oregano in Bulk
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Use Oregano in Bulk: How to Dry Oregano Without a Dehydrator

Bumper crop of oregano this year? Use oregano in bulk with this quick and easy method that will allow you to dry LOTS of oregano for use all year round. Keep in a mason jar and crumble into your favorite recipe when needed.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 20
Calories: 18kcal

Ingredients

  • Oregano, as much as you can pick
  • kitchen twine for tying

Instructions

  • Pull, wash, and pat the leaves dry

Baking Tray Method

  • Line them side by side on a clean baking tray. Move the tray to a dry, well-ventilated area (not in direct sunlight)
  • Leave to dry for about a week, turning once or twice to ensure the leaves are evenly exposed to air and heat. The leaves should be dry and the stems should be stiff
  • To remove the leaves for storage pinch the stem at the bottom and pull up. The leaves should fall away easily.
  • Pop into a glass mason jar and keep in the spice drawer for about 6 months (you can keep them for a year, but the flavor is best within the first 6 months).

Hanging Method

  • To Hang: Just gather the leafy stems into a "bouquet", tie them together and hang to dry in a well-ventilated area
  • Leave to dry for about a week, turning once or twice to ensure the leaves are evenly exposed to air and heat. The leaves should be dry and the stems should be stiff
  • To remove the leaves for storage pinch the stem at the bottom and pull up. The leaves should fall away easily.
  • Pop into a glass mason jar and keep in the spice drawer for about 6 months (you can keep them for a year, but the flavor is best within the first 6 months).

Nutrition

Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fiber: 2g