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Thread: Does Anyone Use Onion Powder

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    Onion powder works great. I have a grandson that won't eat onions either, but I can put all the onion powder I want in dishes and he will eat them. As for green peppers, I dehydrate them and run them through the blender and make a powder out of them and use them as you would in any other dish that someone doesn't like chunks in. Good luck.

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    A word about using onion powder....learned from Alton Brown of the food channel. He is not only a chef but a food scientist so he knows alot about the properties of ingredients.
    When using onion or garlic powder they must be reconstituted for the flavors to be enhanced. I have tried his method and now use much less powder when i do.
    If you add the powder to a sauce the sauce and any fat it contains just coats the powder and you need to use a lot.
    If you just take the powder, add a little water and make it into first a paste then a slurry and add it to your sauce it becomes much more powerful, hence you need to use less.....give it a try...it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steady Stiching View Post
    A word about using onion powder....learned from Alton Brown of the food channel. He is not only a chef but a food scientist so he knows alot about the properties of ingredients.
    When using onion or garlic powder they must be reconstituted for the flavors to be enhanced. I have tried his method and now use much less powder when i do.
    If you add the powder to a sauce the sauce and any fat it contains just coats the powder and you need to use a lot.
    If you just take the powder, add a little water and make it into first a paste then a slurry and add it to your sauce it becomes much more powerful, hence you need to use less.....give it a try...it works.
    Thanks for the tidbit of info. I will remember this next time I have to use garlic powder as a substitute in something.
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    Here is what I have done since my kids were young and wouldn't eat either onions, peppers or cooked carrots that they could see: I put them each raw into my food processor and mince finely.. or puree. Then I put into a gallon freezer bag and flatten and freeze. Then I can just break off the size piece of each I need for a certain recipe and it thaws quickly because it's thin. I use these in all kinds of things including chili, meatballs and meatloaf, soups, casseroles, etc. They add a lot of flavor and are not there for the kids to see.
    When I decide what I am going to make, I break off the veggie chunks and set them out to thaw. If it's last minute, a short time in the microwave thaws them even quicker.
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    Use onion powder and not the green peppers. Or put them in just yours when you divide the chili. Just do a quick saute and you are ready to go.

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    I used to do that to my kids all the time. They swore they didn't like onions, so I would sub onion powder when possible. They were never the wiser!
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    I would put the onions & green pepper in a blender and make juice out of them. What they don't see they won't object...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    Here is what I have done since my kids were young and wouldn't eat either onions, peppers or cooked carrots that they could see: I put them each raw into my food processor and mince finely.. or puree. Then I put into a gallon freezer bag and flatten and freeze. Then I can just break off the size piece of each I need for a certain recipe and it thaws quickly because it's thin. I use these in all kinds of things including chili, meatballs and meatloaf, soups, casseroles, etc. They add a lot of flavor and are not there for the kids to see.
    When I decide what I am going to make, I break off the veggie chunks and set them out to thaw. If it's last minute, a short time in the microwave thaws them even quicker.
    That is a great idea. Would be really handy for us working gals that come in late and have to fix dinner. My son, who is what you might call a gourmet cook, told me he makes stock from scratch, then freezes it in an ice tray. When ever he needs stock he just pops out however many cubes he needs. With your recipe and his, you have a start to a real tasty dinner.
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    I use the mini food processor to pulverize onions when I'm cooking for my son. He likes the flavor, but not the pieces. My daughter used dried chopped onions for the same reason. She says the kids never notice those. I'm not sure I could get enough onion flavor for me with onion powder, plus I prefer fresh.

    For t he green peppers, I'd cook a little dish on the side to add to mine. Either you like green peppers or you don't.

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    So many options! I'll let you know how it turns out.
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