For many people, onions cause heartburn or other digestive discomfort. If onions interfere with your enjoyment of a meal, or if you don't have one when preparing a recipe that calls for it, onion powder works as a substitute. A pinch of onion powder also works in a pinch if you don't have time to peel and chop an onion.
- Use onion powder in place of onion in any instance. If the flavor of whole, fresh onion complements a food, onion powder does as well.
- Substitute 1 tsp. of onion powder per every small onion or 1/3 cup of chopped onion a recipe calls for. Replace 1 tbsp. of dried onion flakes with 1 tsp. of onion powder.
- Add onion powder to food during the final 15 minutes of cooking, even when a recipe calls for onion to be included earlier on.
- Pour onion powder into your hand first when adding it to a pot or pan. Dump it in from your hand, rather than from the container, to avoid letting steam into the container.
Tips and Warnings
Onion powder has a shelf life of about one year. Help preserve its flavor and color by storing it in an airtight container in a cool, dark and dry location. Don't store it over a sink, dishwasher or stove, where steam and heat rise.
11 out of 11 people would recommend this product19/05/2018, By SadieThis saves me time and tears from having to chop onions, and you can't taste the difference at all in the food! Definitely buying again when this runs out.29/01/2018, By CarlaFantastic way to add flavour to foods without spending time crying over chopped onions!24/01/2018, By DaneeGreat way to add flavour to things quickly. Nice when you don't have time to shop around for fresh and need to throw a nice meal together quickly. It just gets hard quickly in the bottle, mine did even though I kept it far from the stove and moisture.19/01/2018, By JaniceAdds a delicious flavour to all my cooking. Use it in marinades, while cooking, in dry rubs - super yum.09/12/2017, By TaniaLove the flavour this adds to any savoury dish.01/10/2017, By KatjaWonderful, and the packaging is reusable04/09/2017, By JanineGreat on grilled cheese sandwiches or anything you want to add a bit of flavour to without having to add salt.01/06/2017, By NicolaAdds a lot of flavour!24/01/2017, By VianaThis adds a great onion flavour, without adding bits of onion or having to chop an onion.
The powder cakes horribly into only solid mass (even if you live somewhere dry like Gauteng). So maybe add some of those desiccating packets (from pill bottles) as soon as you first open the bottle. Don keep it anywhere near your stove, I guess.10/09/2016, By NicoleI love this onion powder. It tastes great, is not overpowering and is such a pleasure to cook with.28/01/2015, By AmeliaI love this onion powder, I add it to almost every savoury dish I make.
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