How to Make Garlic Powder

If you recently harvested a bumper crop of garlic from your garden, we have a perfectly flavorful idea for you: Make some homemade garlic powder.


| February/March 2006


When great garlic begins to go soft in storage, it's time to make garlic powder. To prepare this multipurpose seasoning from scratch, follow these simple steps:

First, peel the garlic cloves. Then cut them into thin slices and put in a dry pan. Place the pan in a 150-degree oven to dry the garlic, turning the slices often. Grind the dried slices in a blender, then sift the material through a strainer to separate the chunks from the finer powder. (The chunks taste great on pizza!)

Use your homemade garlic powder on any food that can benefit from a concentrated shot of garlic flavor. Store the chunks or garlic powder in airtight jars kept in a cool place, or freeze for long-term storage.

lvworms
11/15/2017 11:03:11 PM

I've been doing this for a few years now. Growing garlic is soooo easy for the most part, but buying in bulk from CSAs or your local farmer's market works if you can't. There is also much to be learned from the comments of others. The one thing that I do differently is that I dry on a cookie screen on a cookie sheet so that I don't have to turn them. I have to use the lowest setting on my oven which is 170F. Thanks for all the additional comments and information


lvworms
11/15/2017 10:03:10 PM

I've been doing this for a few years now. Growing garlic is soooo easy for the most part, but buying in bulk from CSAs or your local farmer's market works if you can't. There is also much to be learned from the comments of others. The one thing that I do differently is that I dry on a cookie screen on a cookie sheet so that I don't have to turn them. I have to use the lowest setting on my oven which is 170F. Thanks for all the additional comments and information


lvworms
11/15/2017 9:03:10 PM

I've been doing this for a few years now. Growing garlic is soooo easy for the most part, but buying in bulk from CSAs or your local farmer's market works if you can't. There is also much to be learned from the comments of others. The one thing that I do differently is that I dry on a cookie screen on a cookie sheet so that I don't have to turn them. I have to use the lowest setting on my oven which is 170F. Thanks for all the additional comments and information






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