- Garlic Chives will store in the frig for several days. I wrap mine in a damp paper towel so they don't dry out.
- Freeze chives by cutting them into small pieces-your choice on the size (I like them smaller so about 1/4 inch long) and lay them out on a baking sheet so they are separated. Slip the pan into the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. Remove the cut chives from the freezer and, working quickly so they don't defrost, remove the pan and put the frozen pieces in a freezer bag and back into the freezer. Doing it this way, you will have individual pieces to use and not one big glob.
- You can sun dry chives, which I am doing right now. Again, cut the pieces into your desired length-the shorter the less time to dry. Lay them out in the sun and toss periodically until dry. Timing this with a hot dry day will work best! ( I was doing this today out in the 90+ degree weather, then the rains came! I'll keep drying them indoors until the rains pass.) Once dried, store in an air tight container.
Pan of cleaned, chopped Garlic Chives. Ready to freeze.
Regardless of how you use Garlic Chives, they will add a nice flavor to your dish. Most of the time I see them paired with parsley, so guess what??? I'm going to grow some parsley too!
Original Posting Date: 7-27-20