Monday, February 10, 2014

Making Garlic Powder

Bottom line if it's empty refill it. My garlic powder spice jars in the cabinet were empty but instead of making a mad dash to the supermarket I looked to my stored food. Hanging in the pantry was fresh garlic so I went through it looking for any that looked as if it might have a blemish, soft spot or discoloration or seem to be drying out. Those cloves were peeled and sliced for the dehydrator. 

For those of you that buy garlic powder from the grocer once you taste it home ground you would never buy it again. It has so much more flavor.

It's really rather simple.....Just dehydrate

Then I ran it through the blender for the consistency that I want. 

Then I sift out the larger pieces and use those as minced garlic. 

The finer stuff I use as granulated garlic. 

Problem solved. I do the same with onions. Have some that are sprouting or getting past their prime. 

Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter


  1. Hi CQ!

    This is another great idea! My garlic crop last year wasn't big enough to do this. Maybe this year. It's really great to hear from you.



  2. Thanks for this post! I've been wondering about dehydrating my onions because I don't think I'll be able to use them up. Does dehydrating onions and garlic leave a permanent smell to the dehydrator? Mine is the round type with plastic trays and I've been hesitant to try, afraid that I'll have to eat onion-y banana chips for a long time! :)

  3. Glad to see your posts again. Have missed reading about whats going on in the holler. Will surely have to try to make my own garlic powder. Do you make your own garlic salt?

  4. Great idea! We dehydrated some cilantro recently. It actually smells & tastes like ... duh ... cilantro. The cilantro that I had bought previously, never smelled nor tasted like cilantro at all.

  5. CQ,

    There is nothing better than making your own spices from vegetables or herbs you've grown in your garden.
    Yes, it takes a little work to produce but well worth it :-)

  6. This makes me want a dehydrator even more. What kind do you have and would you recommend it?


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