Onion Powder Recipe
This year, I started my winter preparations early with garlic powder and onion powder. Although July and August are too hot for canning and pickling, they are the best time for ingredients that need to be dried. Taking advantage of these hot temperatures, I prepared the garlic and onion powders in a timely manner.
There is no difference in method between onion powder and garlic powder. Only when the garlic dries, it does not lose volume as much as the onions. Since the onion is a more juicy vegetable, it shrinks more when it dries. Therefore, you can use more onions according to the amount of onion powder you need.
You don't need a special amount to make onion powder and garlic powder. In other words, since it consists of only one ingredient, it is not necessary to have a certain ratio with other ingredients. Therefore, it would be more appropriate to determine the amount of garlic and onion according to how much onion powder and garlic powder you want to obtain.
Onion and garlic powder can also be used as waste prevention recipes. Before you go to the summer vacation, you can chop the onions and garlic, leave them at home to dry, and grind them into powder after the vacation. For the drying process, it is the best option to wait under the sun during the summer months if your conditions are suitable. If not, you can dry it inside the house. In winter, you can use the oven.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 2 large onions.
- Peel the onions and slice thinly into half moon shape,
- 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),
- Process the dried onion slices with a blender or a food processor until they are powdered,
- Pass the onion powder you have obtained through a fine strainer,
- Process the remaining coarse grains again,
- Repeat this process until very little coarse grain remains,
- You can store onion powder in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid at room temperature up to one year.