Friday, April 24, 2020
How to dehydrate garlic and make garlic powder
I posted yesterday that I was dehydrating garlic. I realized I don't think I've made a post about making garlic powder with dehydrated garlic. First, peel all the cloves, and slice thinly. Place on dehydrating trays. If your trays have larger holes, cover them with parchment paper first.
The holes on my trays worked fine. Once the garlic is crisp (use the guide book that came with your dehydrator for temperature and time), you will remove them from the trays. I did not use parchment paper, so I line my counter top with a sheet of waxed paper. I gently push all the garlic off the trays.
I hold each side of the waxed paper up so the garlic goes to the middle and they can slide easily off the waxed paper and into a coffee grinder. You then grind them until it turns into a powder form.
I am lucky to have a glass container that fits a canning funnel. I pour the powder out of the grinder and into the jar. It smells and tastes much better than anything you will find in the store.