Dried wild garlic: this is how it lasts the rest of the year

If you dry wild garlic, you can also use the delicious wild herb out of season. Here you can find out how you can dry wild garlic yourself and what you should consider.

Wild garlic is worth drying. The herb is only fresh and ready to harvest in the spring, but you can use it dry all year long.

Wild garlic normally grows outdoors as a weed. But you can also do it in the garden. plant wild garlic. Find out in advance when wild garlic season it is.

To dry wild garlic you have two options: let the leaves dry in the air or in the oven. We recommend air drying wild garlic if possible to save energy.

Dried wild garlic can be kept for a few months if stored in a dry place protected from light.

Air Dried Wild Garlic: How It’s Done

Harvest fresh wild garlic and keep it dry.
Harvest fresh wild garlic and keep it dry.
(Photo: CC0 / Pixabay / Couleur)

How to air dry wild garlic:

  1. Wash the leaves and dry them gently with a kitchen towel.
  2. Tie the leaves on the stems in a small bouquet. Use a cord made of natural materials, such as raffia, or kitchen twine.
  3. Hang the bouquet in a dark, dry place. Make sure the place is not too humid.
  4. Let the wild garlic dry for about a week or two.
  5. Collect the dried bouquets. If necessary, you can crumble the wild garlic or keep it in leaf form. Store dried wild garlic in a cool, dry place, preferably in an opaque container.

Advice: You can tell when the leaves are done drying because they crackle when rubbed together. You can also easily rub the dried leaves between your fingers and pull off the stems.

Baked dried wild garlic

If you don’t have a suitable place for air drying, you can also dry wild garlic in the oven. However, this process consumes a lot of energy.

How to do it:

  1. Wash the leaves and dry them gently with a kitchen towel.
  2. Remove the stems from the wild garlic leaves.
  3. Spread them out on a rack or baking sheet so they don’t touch each other.
  4. Set the oven to 40 degrees Celsius and place the tray in the oven.
  5. Leave the door ajar to allow moisture to escape.
  6. Turn the sheets over regularly so they dry evenly.
  7. After three or four hours, the leaves should be dry. However, check the degree of drying regularly beforehand to avoid burning the leaves.

Use dried wild garlic

Dried wild garlic tastes great as a seasoning salt.
Dried wild garlic tastes great as a seasoning salt.
(Photo: CC0 / Pixabay / FinjaM)

Wild garlic is a popular herb for cooking and seasoning. The flavor is reminiscent of garlic and gives your food a subtle spiciness. Use your dried wild garlic in a variety of ways in the kitchen.

do your thing wild garlic butter either wild garlic soup here. Dried wild garlic is also a suitable spice for wild garlic bread either ramsons meatballsor refine one wild garlic pizza for.

For a delicious salt you can also put wild garlic in a herbal salt mix you give, or you prepare directly wild garlic salt for.

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