Onion powder can originate from a miscellaneous range of white or yellow onions. For a spicier bite, check ethnic shops for specialty imports.
Onion powder is made from dehydrated ground onions. It can be used in any recipe that requires fresh onion and is excellent when added as a dry rub or in a marinade. When time is limited, it’s a practical replacement, although the flavor may not be as intense as its fresh counterpart.
There are other advantages to having a container on hand:
• No need to worry about making a special trip to the store when you are out of fresh onions.
• No oil is required for cooking.
• No teary eyes when slicing and chopping.
Like other seasonings, it can be kept in a cool, dry spot for several months. Always be sure the container is tightly closed.
Onion powder is a terrific complement to many foods:
• Include a dash in gravies and sauces.
• Add to breads: it is a tasty addition to buttered and toasted baguettes or slices of French bread.
• Sprinkle over salads or add a dash to cooked vegetables.
• Stir into soups and chowders.
• Include in hamburger patties.
If you run out of powder, try these alternatives:
• One medium onion is equal to one tablespoon of powder.
• One tablespoon of onion flakes is equal to one teaspoon of powder.