The delicate flavor of chives seems to go with anything. It is my personal favorite but trying to keep fresh chives on hand is a daunting task. They do not keep well and though are not terribly expensive, I feel as though I waste most of what I purchase. Therefore I always keep dried chives on hand in the kitchen. It is true they are not the same as fresh but for the convenience and cost I think they are an excellent substitute! Closely related to the onion, chives provide an easy and colorful way to add a light onion touch to a large variety of dishes. However do not forget that chives should never be cooked as this quickly dilutes their taste.
Chives are a very lightweight herb and there are approximately 19 cups of chives per lb. so you should consider this when ordering.
If you need to convert your recipe from fresh chives to dried chives use – 1 tablespoon fresh equals 1 teaspoon dried. If your recipe calls for fresh chive blades instead of tablespoons or teaspoons of chopped chives, use the ratio of 10 chive blades equals approximately 1 teaspoon of freeze-dried chives