Look at this sad pitiful basil plant. I think it was sitting too close to my window. Needless to say. There were a lot of big leave and it needed to get a "Hair Cut". I didn't want to make pesto so I wanted to dry them out for future use.
So I picked off the larger leaves and went to the internet. I found multiple tutorials about how to dry softer herbs.
I placed the leaves on a double lined paper towels on a microwave safe plate. Then place a single layer of herbs on the plate and put a layer of paper on the top.
**Please note that this recipe (mainly the times in the microwave) work best with soft herbs. Microwave times will vary with herbs like rosemary.
I placed this in the microwave for 40 seconds. Then check in on the herbs to see if they are dry. Then microwave in 20 second increments until the herbs are completely dry. Mine took about 1 minute and 20 seconds total.
Please check your herbs at each increment as your herbs can burn.
IF you dry them out correctly you will have amazingly strong and fresh tasting dry herbs!
This is great for those extra herbs in your fridge that are going to go bad in a few day!