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    fresh nutmeg vs dried

    What is equivilent of fresh nutmeg to dry ie if the recipe calls for 1/8 tsp fresh nutmeg, how much dry would I use

    thanks

    Laurie

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    With nutmeg I always use the same amount of dried or fresh. I'm not sure if most people do though.
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    Are you talking freshly grated vs what you get at the supermarket in a jar? The freshly grated nutmegs are still dried. 1:1
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    thats it freshly grated
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    Then it's still a 1:1 ratio.
    "Is ice hockey hard? I don't know, you tell me. We need to have the strength and power of a football player, the stamina of a marathon runner and the concentration of a brain surgeon. But, we need to put all this together while moving at high speeds on a cold and slippery surface while 5 other guys use clubs to try and kill us. Oh, yeah, did I mention that this whole time we're standing on blades 1/8 of an inch thick. Is ice hockey hard? I don't know, you tell me. Next question."

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    thanks, I get nervous guessing, since you usually use less of spices if they are dried,

    Laurie

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    Not to run this into the ground, but you're thinking of herbs: Generally 1/3 the amount of fresh herbs (e.g., one tsp dried oregano for one tablespoon fresh). Spices are already dried, it's just a question of whether you choose to buy them ground or to grind them yourself.

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    Canice, thanks for the clarification, I automatically think of dried basic, rosemary etc as spices

    Laurie

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