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    Posted: 14 September 2013 at 19:36
Thanks to Brook's suggestion - I experimented overnight with a single onion just to see if drying slices in the oven could work. I sliced the onion as thinly as I could. I arranged the slices on a non-stick biscuit tray in a single layer and set the oven to 65°C /150°F. I watched over them carefully for the first three hours and, satisfied that things were safe, went to bed.

This was in the oven this morning, (I pushed it into a heap for the photo)

I put the flakes into a spice mill

and processed until all the flakes were dust.

I put it through  a sieve and jarred it in an old spice jar, this is how much onion powder you get from 1 medium brown onion.


The result is a surprisingly pleasant condiment.

I shall now prepare to make a larger quantity to make the process worthwhile.

A full set of pictures will accompany when I get organised.
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I like! Good job, Anne ~ Thumbs Up
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I'm glad it worked out for you, Anne. Garlic should work the same way.

In fact, anything you want to dehydrate can be done that way. Just, as I said on the other thread, keep the temp below 165F. You will find, however, that really wet things---like tomatoes---work best on a rack. Otherwise you'll have to turn them during the drying process.
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great one Thumbs Up .
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Brilliant!
Garlic and onion powder without added msg and corn starch is almost impossible to find her
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Celery powder made the same way is awesome(stalks only).
Anne I wouldn't make too much at one time, it is going to clump up pretty quickly.
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Good tip, Mark.

But what you can do is dry the onions and garlic in bulk (whatever that means, for you), then grind them as you need the powder.
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Good tip back Brook!
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