Drying asparagus to preserve it is best done shortly after harvest; check out these tips for how to preserve asparagus without pickling it.
Drying asparagus works best with freshly harvested asparagus. Look for spears that are firm, plump and crisp, with tightly closed tips.
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"The Beginner's Guide to Making and Using Dried Foods" by Teresa Marrone offers complete instructions for how to dehydrate vegetables, fruits, herbs and even meats and prepared meals safely and easily.