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Old 09-26-2008, 10:10 AM   #1
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If a recipe calls for 1 cup or 1/2 cup of fresh herbs, how much dry herb should you use?

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General rule is 1/3 as much.
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Can you please give me an exact amount? Is ist 1 tablespoon or 2 tablespoons?
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I'm not sure you want to substitute for that amount of fresh herbs. What are you making?
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Hi
If a recipe calls for 1 cup or 1/2 cup of fresh herbs, how much dry herb should you use?

Thank you for your help.

Lisa

For 1 cup of fresh herbs, I'd use 1/3 cup of dried herbs. 1/3 cup is 5 tablespoons plus a teaspoon.

For 1/2 cup of fresh herbs, I'd use 2 tablespoons plus two teaspoons.

In general, a teaspoon of dry = a tablespoon of fresh.
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I am not making a specific recipe. This for reference only. Thank you for your help.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:10 AM   #7
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I learned it as Andy says. But I will say, to my mind, if you are talking basil, don't bother. I've got a great herb garden, and love to cook with my herbs. And I love and use a lot of dried herbs. But basil does not keep well at all.
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