Happy happy Friday and Happy Fiesta Friday to everyone partying over at FiestaFriday.net! It’s my first time joining the party with Served From Scratch and I know, onion soup mix?! What kind of a party treat is that?! Sadly, it’s all I have to bring ’cause I’m doing a drive by- literally! I’m in the car right now (hooray for personal hotspot Internet!) on the way up to Whistler, BC for a long weekend. Ahhh… so I leave you lovely party go-ers with this From Scratch versatile mix! Quick, someone grab some sour cream and make an onion dip!
Or put ’em in a grab bag and take them home to use for a chuck roast in the crock pot. That’s what I originally used it for- recipe coming soon! Even better, it gave me an excuse (like I need one) to use our food dehydrator to make our own dried onion flakes.
Seriously. Best. gift. Ever. Thanks, Mona!
But it did make them super dried, dried onions! So I gave them a quick chop and viola! Homemade dried onion flakes. Don’t have a dehydrator? Not a problem- you can find dried onion flakes in the spice section of the grocery store. Then, it’s super easy. Just a mix of a bunch of spices you probably already have in the house: paprika, garlic powder, thyme, mustard powder, pepper, and salt.
And then you have your very own, from scratch, onion soup mix! Add water for a soup, sour cream for a dip, or use it in any other recipe that calls for onion soup mix. All from scratch and much cheaper than buying the pre-made packages. Stay tuned for the Crock Pot Chuck Roast I made with ours by following me via email!
- 1/4 cup dry onion flakes or your own dehydrated onion
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Slice 2 onions thin and line in dehydrator. Dehydrate at 145 degrees for at least 15 hours.
- When dried, chop.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
- Store in an airtight container.
- To use, stir into recipes as you would commercial onion soup mix (about 1 to 2 tablespoons per 1/2 cup sour cream for dip).