How To Dry Sage
how to dry sage
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How to dry fresh sage
The simplest and easiest way to dry sage is to allow it to dry naturally in a clean, dry location with good ventilation.
2 cups sage leaves
How to dry sage in the oven
Turn the oven on the lowest setting. (mine was 170).
Remove the stems from the leaves and stack clean sage leaves for slicing.
Using a sharp knife, slice the sage into thin strips.
Place a nonstick baking mat, piece of parchment on an oven tray or use a non stick baking sheet.
Spread the sliced sage leaves in an even layer on the tray.
Bake in 15 minute increments checking for dryness and repeat baking until dry to the touch.
Remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool before storing in a closed container.
How to dry sage leaves in a dehydrator
Pick sage leaves as directed above.
If your dehydrator has a solid surface, slice the sage as directed above. If it is a grid surface, leave the leaves whole and crush after drying.
Pre-heat dehydrator with the thermostat set to 95°F to 115°F. In areas with higher humidity, temperatures as high as 125°F may be needed.
After rinsing under cool, running water and shaking to remove excess moisture, place the herbs in a single layer on dehydrator trays.
Drying times may vary from 1 to 4 hours.
How to dry sage in the microwave
Pick and process the sage leaves as directed above.
Lay them out in a single layer on a microwave safe plate.
Microwave on full power in 30 seconds intervals.
Check the sage leaves to see if they feel dry.I f they feel crisp and are easily broken, they are done, but if they feel moist or are giving of steam, microwave them for a few more seconds.
Let the dried herbs cool completely, crush them, and store them in an air-tight container.
Store in a cool dark place and use within 6 months.
How much dried sage will I get from 2 cups of fresh sage.
I will lightly pack 2 cups of fresh, clean sage and after chopping and drying, it will yield approximately ¾ of a cup of dried sage.
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