Parsley smells so fresh when you cut it right off the plant! Bruising the leaves releases a very fresh scent into the air. Who minds weeding the herb patch?
Dried parsley just doesn’t have the punch that fresh parsley does. Well, not many herbs seem to retain the peak of their scent upon drying, but dried parsley just can’t stand up to fresh.
Throw a handful of chopped fresh parsley in the pan with cubed, boiled potatoes and a couple pads of butter. Let the potatoes brown on different sides by shaking the pan, or stirring gently, while preparing the rest of your meal.
We love parsley on potatoes, but there are tons of uses for it in the kitchen. Pasta and meat dishes, vegetables and soups all can benefit from the bright taste of parsley.