You can make your salads or other plain-looking dishes look stylish by sprinkling them with this dried parsley. The distinctive aroma of parsley will disappear, so it's good even for those who don't like fresh parsley! The color won't fade away either.
Cut only the leaves of the fresh parsley with a pair of kitchen scissors. (This process is a bit bothersome.)
Spread the leaves out on a large plate, and microwave. When the microwave is filled with steam, stop microwaving, and let the steam evaporate.
Wipe out the moisture inside of the microwave. Lightly mix up the parsley and repeat Step 2 until it's completely dry.
Once the parsley has dried completely, let cool, finely break it up by hand, and put it in a jar to store in the fridge.
Story Behind this Recipe
Between spring and summer, large bunches of parsley are often on special offer. They're cheap, but it's too much to use up. That's why I wanted to come up with a good way of storing them.
I thought it would be handy to have it on hand after drying and breaking up into little flakes. The color of parsley won't fade away if you dry them with this method. With this method, it's been easier for me to always have a jar of parsley around.
The time to dry the parsley in the microwave is about 8 minutes in total at 600 W. But please adjust the time depending on the volume of the parsley. The stem doesn't taste nice, so only use the leaves. If you dry the parsley too much, it may catch a fire. So repeat Step 2 and 3 carefully.