Of course, you can buy garlic powder, but those of us who love working
in the kitchen and having our own homemade ingredients get a sense of satisfaction from making it ourselves. Homemade
garlic powder is stronger than store-bought, so you will need to use less.
Homemade Garlic Powder
Peel the garlic cloves and slice thinly.
Oven drying: Lay slices in a single layer on
a cookie sheet with sides not touching. Dry in a 120° F
oven for several hours, until they are completely dried. Turn them periodically.
Dehydrator: Lay slices on trays in a single layer with
sides not touching. Turn pieces and rotate trays periodically until slices are completely dried. This will
take several hours.
Place dried garlic slices in a blender and blend into a powder. Store
in a shakeable container. I save empty spice bottles for this type of thing.