A friend-of-a-friend gave me a bag of collard greens and we're going to have some for supper tonight (black eyed peas & collard green soup) but I need to dry the rest for storage. I've been searching the www for how to's, but not coming up with answers to my questions, which are:
1. Do/should I blanch 1st?
2. Should I cut the leaves into strips before loading in the Excal?
3. Will they dry properly if I crowd them on the tray? These leaves are HUGE!