Tuesday, August 6, 2013

How to Make Seasoned Salt

I’m guessing that most, if not all of you, have some form of seasoned salt in your pantry.  The bottle may be full, half full, or nearly empty, but I can pretty much guarantee you all the same thing.  It’s probably insipid.  Go ahead, get the bottle, sprinkle a little bit into the palm of your hand, and taste it.  Other than salt can you discern any other flavor?  No?  Well, this can mean one of two things, a) it is probably well past its prime, or, b) it never had any taste in the first place.  In order to avoid both of these things, you really need to make your own.  I did a taste test with one of my sons.  I had him first taste the major brand, ho hum, and then taste the seasoned salt that I made.  His eyes widened and he said, That is GOOD!  It is.  It’s good, it’s easy, it’s flavorful, and it makes such a small amount that you’ll run out before the flavor does.

The photo above gives the proportions.  Just whisk this together and store in one of the darling little spring-top jars that you’ve been collecting over the years.  Smack on a label, and you’ll be thanking me forever.  Oh, and you might want to pin this.

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Brunners Bookshelf said...

I remember doing this taste test. It is good and I think I will have to make some for myself soon. Glad you posted this, but I see I will need to do some spice shopping.

Silvia said...

Why is the onion powder listed twice? Should one of them be garlic powder?

Pattie T. said...

Great catch, Silvia! I'll change the picture as soon as I'm able. Thank you for pointing this out.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

This is great! I bet it is so much better than the bottle sitting too long in the cabinet! Thanks for sharing.

~~louise~~ said...

I really need to do this, Pattie. Thanks for reminding me!