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:
You can even make your own powder: Dice and dehydrate an onion, grind it and store it in an airtight glass container.
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:
If you run out of powder, try these alternatives:
Try one of our favorite recipes with onion powder:
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