I got this idea from my beautiful cousin, a fellow DIYer from Cali. When I found out she made her own garlic powder, I knew I had to find out how! A few months ago, she had a 3-hour layover in Seattle, and we hadn’t seen each other in years. It was a no-brainer – we simply had to get together! So my daughter and I drove down to the airport meet her, and we took her out to dinner. We had a great time together over some very delicious lamb, and she revealed how easy it is to make your own garlic powder.
As soon as my store-bought garlic powder ran out, I tried my hand at it with a modification or two to fit my style. I always change things up to fit my style, don’t you? ;)
She has given me permission to share it with you all! Thank you, dear Cousin!
Raw Garlic Powder
• One head of garlic
• Garlic press
• Dehydrator tray lined with wax paper or equivalent
Break apart your head of garlic into individual cloves. Cut off the ends and peel, if needed. (I don’t always peel my garlic when using a press.)
Press through garlic press directly onto the lined dehydrator tray. If you don’t have a garlic press, slice the garlic very thinly.
Spread pressed or sliced garlic thinly on tray and dehydrate on low for 12 – 24 hours. I set my Excalibur to 95 degrees. Enjoy the garlic smell wafting through your house!
You can also use an oven set on the lowest setting. This does not guarantee that the finished product will still be raw as the lowest setting on most modern ovens is 170 degrees. If desired, you can leave the oven door open to lower the temperature. Keep in mind, the garlic might be dried sooner than 12 hours.
Put dried garlic “chips” in blender or coffee grinder and grind to powder. Store in appropriate container.
I promise you, this will be the best garlic powder you have ever tasted! It is very strong and will last much longer than your store-bought garlic powder because you won’t use as much. Warning! You may need to adjust your recipes to taste unless you really like garlic.
I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!
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