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Onion and Garlic Powder

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Printed Date: 14 April 2021 at 22:05

Topic: Onion and Garlic Powder
Posted By: Effigy
Subject: Onion and Garlic Powder
Date 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.

Resident Peasant

Posted By: TasunkaWitko
Date Posted: 14 September 2013 at 19:38
I like! Good job, Anne ~ Thumbs Up

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Posted By: HistoricFoodie
Date Posted: 14 September 2013 at 19:42
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.

Posted By: africanmeat
Date Posted: 15 September 2013 at 04:48
great one Thumbs Up .


Posted By: Addtotaste
Date Posted: 15 September 2013 at 05:38
Garlic and onion powder without added msg and corn starch is almost impossible to find her

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Posted By: MarkR
Date Posted: 15 September 2013 at 06:27
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.

Mark R

Posted By: HistoricFoodie
Date Posted: 15 September 2013 at 07:31
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.

Posted By: MarkR
Date Posted: 15 September 2013 at 09:24
Good tip back Brook!

Mark R

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