Should Chives Be Frozen or Dried for the Best Flavor?

Should Chives Be Frozen or Dried for the Best Flavor?

Chives are best preserved by freezing but can also be dried says VeggieHarvest.com. Although a supply of fresh chives is relatively easy to maintain, freezing or drying chives properly will preserve them for future use as a delicious substitute in many recipes.

To properly dry chives, tie the whole stems in small bunches and hang them upside-down in a warm, dry, dark place. Crush dried chives just before using for best flavor.

Flavor is also well preserved through other methods such as layering chives between measures of kosher salt in a class jar or preserving chives whole with the flower in a glass container of white vinegar to produce a pretty gift of lavender flavored vinegar.