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Garlic Recipes - Using Dried Garlic and Herbs

Varietal Garlic Granules and Powder

In the early years of our seed garlic business we had garlic that didn't make the grade for seed and so we produced wonderful dehydrated garlics from single strains of garlic and from carefully crafted blends. For more about these flavours visit our dried garlic page and for instructions for making your own go the the drying garlic page.

Garlic Toast

Toast and butter your bread of choice. Sprinkle with garlic powder or granules. Eat hot. Henry reports that sourdough bread and Leningrad granules are an irresistible combination. Persian Star dehydrated garlic has a strong affinity for butter and I find that any well buttered toast is delicious sprinkled with some Persian Star.

Garlic Bread


Garlic Gread - using dried garlic
Garlic bread using dried garlic

  French or sourdough bread
  soft butter
  garlic granules

Cut down to the bottom crust of the loaf in thick slices. Butter slices generously. Sprinkle with garlic granules. Wrap in foil. Heat through in a medium oven.

Alternatively, mix garlic powder into the soft butter before spreading. For variety add a sprinkling of dried herbs such as oregano or rosemary.



Garlic Mayonnaise

Dried garlic is more stable than fresh garlic. This mayonnaise will keep a couple of days in the fridge without a noticeable change in flavour.

Blend 1 teaspoon gourmet garlic powder into 1/4 cup mayonnaise.

I find Yugoslavian has a nice clean, sharp taste and German Red has a delicious flavour that keeps me coming back for more.

 

Tip - Powder or Granules?
Garlic powder releases its flavour almost instantly and does not change the texture in a smooth sauce or purée.

Garlic granules take a little time to release their flavour and add some graininess to a dish. Granules can be sautéed.

I find granules easier to sprinkle than powder. Powder and granules are often interchangeable in recipes.

Herb Garlic Salt

The usual ratio of salt to garlic in garlic salt is about three to one. To make garlic salt that has a more interesting flavour use a more interesting garlic!

3 parts table salt or sea salt
1 part your favourite garlic powder

Although many recipes call for garlic salt, I usually prefer to add the salt and garlic powder separately. This gives me more control over the seasoning and allows me more variety in the garlic flavours I use. However, I do like shortcuts.

If you have a favourite combination of herbs you use frequently why not make up a batch of herb garlic salt. For example:

2 parts Italian seasoning
1 part German Red Blend garlic powder
1 part black pepper
2 parts salt

This herb and garlic mixture works well on lots of dishes.

Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

 

Boil potatoes until tender, drain, mash with milk or cream, butter and salt. Add a generous amount of the powdered garlic of your choice and freshly ground black pepper if desired.

The flavour of the garlic will intensify in the next few minutes so stop short of the full garlic taste you are looking for. Serve the mashed potatoes as is or, for a spectacular finish, top with fresh herbs and sautéed garlic or garlic butter.

To compare varietal garlic powders we made the mashed potatoes without the garlic and then divided it into as many portions as we had garlic flavours. We added a hardneck garlic powder to each of the portions. They were all superb. This is definitely our preferred way of flavouring mashed potatoes. And it is so easy!

For more variations on garlic mashed potatoes see the Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe among the recipes using fresh garlic.

Recipes - Fresh Garlic


Recipes - Dried Garlic

 

 

Heavenly!

"I have used the German Red powder in mashed potatoes - we LOVED them!!"

"Then last nite I was reheating some leftover green beans with butter. I looked over my selection of dried garlics and decided to sprinkle Spanish Roja flakes over them (and then let them sit a bit). It was heavenly!! Even converted our non-bean-eating son."

"A bonus was the wonderful taste sensation that remained for hours afterwards."

Muriel, British Columbia


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