Garlic Powder Recipe
Garlic powder is an ingredient that is widely used in many sauce recipes. In my opinion, although the raw ingredient (garlic) is cheap, it is an expensive ingredient itself than it should be. Then the best solution is to make garlic powder at home, of course.
By the way, the thing I mentioned also applies to peanut butter. Peanut butter is ridiculously expensive, while peanuts are cheap. That's why we make it ourselves at home instead of buying it like garlic powder.
Making garlic powder is as simple as peanut butter. The only difference is that the garlic must be dried before being processed. You can dry them free of charge under the sun during the summer months. In winter, you can shorten the drying time by spending a little money. If available, you can dry the garlics in the vegetable dryer. Otherwise, you can dry them in the oven at low temperature (100-110 C degrees) with fan setting on.
You can grind dried garlic into powder in a small food processro with a small bowl or in a smoothie blender. Although the immersion blender will be sufficient in power, since the garlic powder is literally powder, it becomes very dusty when processing. That's why using a hand blender can bother you a bit.
While you are processing the garlic, it seems to be powdered very well, but when sifted it does not seem to be. So if you want real garlic powder, don't skip the sieving process. After sieving, you can process the remaining coarse grains again. However, about a teaspoon of coarse grain remains in any case. You can also use it in sauce recipes where the sauce is cooked, such as in tomato sauce spaghetti , or in sauces such as yoghurt with garlic, where it is not a problem to feel the garlic grains.
As I mentioned at the beginning, you can use garlic powder in sauces. You can also use it instead of raw garlic in all kinds of recipes in cases where there is no garlic at home or you do not want to deal with chopping garlic.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 4 heads of garlic.
- Peel the garlic cloves and slice them thin,
- Spread the slices on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper so that they do not overlap each other,
- Cover them with a thin cheesecloth and leave them in an open air place exposed to the sun until they dry completely (approximately 4-5 days),
- Pulse the dried garlic slices with a blender or a food processor with a small bowl until it turns into powder,
- Sift the garlic powder you have obtained with a fine strainer,
- Pulse and sift the remaining coarse grains again,
- Repeat this process until very little coarse grain remains,
- You can store garlic powder in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid at room temperature for one year.