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.
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