Home-Made Onion Powder
Once you taste home made onion powder, I promise you’ll never want to buy store-bought again! I was inspired to do this after reading a blog post from Homestead and Chill. So grateful!
- We used half white and half purple. The purple onions gave a beautiful colour and an incredible sweetness
- Batches can be whatever size you want! We filled our dehydrator and got a full 2 cups worth of powder in the end!
- Mandolin (or just a knife works too!)
- We got ours from Costco. Amazing quality and comes with a protective glove to save your fingers
- Look for one that doesn’t have ANY plastic on the inside. You don’t want plastic fumes (even the BPA-free ones!) on all your tasty food
- We got a small commercial sized one from Cabella’s during a sale. It’s amazing.
- Food Processor, coffee grinder or tough Blender
- Mason jar or spice shaker jar
- Slice the onions between 1/8-1/4” thick
- Lay them out on dehydrator trays so they’ve got room. They can be touching but don’t let them be too piled up
- Dehydrate at around 110F (not too hot so you aren’t losing nutrients) and roughly 12 hours, but you’ll need to monitor. You want them BONE dry and snappy when you break them.
- Think about the location of where your dehydrator is…our basement smelled like onions for a while, just FYI.
- Once bone dry, put them all in your food processor, blender or coffee grinder and blend, blend, blend! This took quite a bit longer than I imagined (because I wanted them very powdery), so blend for a bit, stir, and repeat, repeat, repeat.
- Store powder in a little mason jar or a spice shaker jar.
Home-made garlic powder is next on the list! Can’t wait!