Homemade Garlic Powder

How To Make Garlic Powder

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I grew a lot of garlic a couple years back and had to figure our something to do with it all before it went bad. Garlic powder is a staple for our household so I figured I would try! It is super simple and very rewarding.

I don’t know about you, but we use homemade garlic powder on just about everything! Garlic tastes great and is great for you so why not add it?

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Items needed:

items needed to make garlic powder
Items needed to make garlic powder
  • Garlic Bulbs
  • Dehydrator
  • Knife
  • Pestle and Mortar, food processor, or blender

Prepping The Garlic

To start, you need to break the bulbs into individual cloves.

Take the paper off the garlic cloves.

Slice the cloves into thin pieces that are (close to) the same size. I usually cut to about 1/8 inch thick.

Lay the thin slices into the dehydrator, not overlapping.

garlic in dehydrator
Garlic in dehydrator

Let the dehydrator to its thing and make the garlic nice and dry. Please review the manual to your dehydrator as to the specific drying time and temp. This should take a couple hours on a low heat.

Once your garlic slices are nice and dry, you need to grind it into a powder.

To create a powder, we use a mortar and pestle, but you can also use a food processor or blender. How fine of a grind depends on your personal preference.

Grinding garlic into powder
Grinding garlic into powder

Once your powder is ground up to your liking, be sure to put it in a container with a lid. You do not want moisture getting to your powder. Make sure to label the container so you know what’s in it.

Finished Product
Finished product

Like I said…super simple and very rewarding! Enjoy your own homemade garlic powder!

Homemade Garlic Powder

I grew a lot of garlic a couple years back and had to figure our something to do with it all before it went bad. Garlic powder is a staple for our household so I figured I would try! It is super simple and very rewarding.
Course Seasoning
Cuisine Italian
Keyword garlic powder
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes

Equipment

  • Dehydrator
  • Food processor, blender, or mortar and pestle
  • Knife
  • Jar for storage

Ingredients

  • Garlic Cloves dried

Instructions

  • Break the garlic bulbs into individual cloves.
  • Take the paper off the outside of the garlic cloves.
  • Slice the cloves into thin pieces that are the same size. I usually cut to about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Lay the thin slices into the dehydrator, not overlapping.
  • Set the dehydrator to do its thing and make the garlic nice and dry. Please review the manual to your dehydrator as to the specific drying time and temp. This should take a couple hours on a low heat.
  • Once your garlic slices are nice and dry, place dried garlic slices into food processor, blender, or mortar to grind.
  • Grind the garlic powder to your liking.
  • Pour finished garlic powder in a container with a lid. You do not want moisture getting to your powder.
  • Make sure to label the container so you know what’s in it.
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Unknown Homestead

Hello! Welcome to Unknown Homestead! I'm Erika. While I would love to say we have an amazing, huge homestead that is complete and bringing in the dough....it's a work in progress on just over 2 acres. We bought this property in 2019. I had big dreams but this fit the price range. Being built in the 1980's it was not an old house like people buy, but it still needed some work to be done. I handle the animals and yardwork, while Greg handles the smoking/grilling of meats and still works a fulltime job until this homestead is complete and profitable. Having 3 stepchildren does help get some things done around here, but now there is another one on the way. We started out as (I guess you would say) normal people. Depending on grocery stores for food and binge watching whatever TV show or movie we were into at the time. Our ways have since changed (and are continuing to change). We have added chickens, ducks, turkeys, and pigs to our Unknown Homestead (along with our dogs and cat of course). While this property is not that old to us, I have been trying to change my ways for many years. This blog shows what we are doing and how, with the hopes it can help some of you with your hopes and dreams as well!

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