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Old 04-13-2013, 08:01 AM   #1
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Question about Thyme

Hi all!

I have a recipe for red beans and rice that calls for thyme. In my spice drawer, I have ground thyme and dried thyme leaves. I don't know which one I should use in the recipe since the recipe doesn't specify, it just says "thyme."

Anyone know?

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Old 04-13-2013, 08:27 AM   #2
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Welcome to DC, newme2!

I've always used dried thyme leaves. Ground thyme could be overpowering in the same measure because it is denser.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:36 AM   #3
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Welcome to DC!

I would use it, although I usually use fresh thyme because I have it year around. When using fresh thyme, because it is a woody herb, it is often recommended to strip the leaves from the stem. Other recipes recommend putting the whole stalk in and remove before serving.
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Thank you both for your replies! :)
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