Here is how the parsley turned out that was dried in the food dehydrator. Yes, these very green leaves are fully dried. Don't they look much better than the dried parsley flakes that we buy commercially? Of course they do!
I found that removing the leaves from the stems pays off in the long run. The ones that were left on the stems were only about half-way dried when these were done.
I removed the leaves from the stems by simply running my fingers down the stems. This is much easier than removing the leaves when the stems are freshly picked.
So...what is the lesson learned?
For the best results with less work, start drying the parsley on the stems and a few hours later when the stems are partially dry, remove the leaves from the stems to finish them off.
Win/Win, I'd say!
Marcheta *learning by doing