When canning season is over and I have stored enough onions to last
through winter, I have just enough onions remaining to follow my
favorite homemade recipe.
To make homemade
from your garden or local farmers market. Peel the dried skins off the
onions, and then cut each onion into approximately
one-eighth-inch-thick, round slices. Separate the slices into individual
rings and put them in your solar or electric dehydrator (an oven set to
a low temperature will also work). You will know the onions are
sufficiently dried when you can pick up a ring and break it like a
potato chip. , start with 2 pounds of organic onions
After the onion rings are totally dry, place them in an airtight bag
or container until you’re ready to use them. When you need some fresh
onion powder, remove a few of the rings from the airtight container and
grind them in your blender, food processor or coffee grinder until
they’re powdery. A mortar and pestle will also work. If you wait to
grind the powder until right before you use it, then it will be
You can use homemade onion powder in cooking the same way you use
store-bought onion powder, only the taste is fresher and more pungent.
Use onion powder in soups or stews, on popcorn in place of salt, or
mixed into dips and salad dressings.