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Old 04-05-2014, 07:31 PM   #11
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Thanks----- do you feel that the taste of fresh mint will be 'almost' the same? And the odor-----which plays an important part of how things taste.

Fattoush is a salad type of meal and the [fresh] mint would be scattered on top just before serving. So the dried mint won't be wet, just a tiny bit moist when mixed in with the rest of the ingredients.

I guess the only way I'll know is to try it. I'll try to remember post my experience with it. Problem is, my smell buds are shot to kingdom come now.
Dried mint and fresh mint are really two different animals. Dried is used a lot in Middle Eastern cooking as a herb in its own right but I doubt I'd like to use it in a salad and rehydrating it won't help IMO
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:37 AM   #12
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The fattoush was good, of course, but sprinkling dried mint didn't give that minty smell or taste of fresh mint. But it didn't ruin it either!

Now I'll go out to my patio and encourage my mint to grow. FASTER!
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