Yeah, I’m free, free flowing. . . oops, that’s not the song.
No, don’t worry, the additive really isn’t rice. I don’t like that in my shakers either. It has been a helper to many, many kitchen over the years, but this isn’t it.
Free flowing seasoned salt, or any salt for that matter is convenient, more than anything else. Often, you can shake up the container, or bang it against a hard surface to break up the larger chunks. You can still do that, if you’d like. Of course, you don’t have to.
Adding 2-5% of an anti-clogging suppliment will have your favorite homemade seasoning salt flowing free on a rainy day too.
The recipe below is for the onion & garlic salt that I make & use, plus using (about) a 2% additive. Not to worry, it doesn’t change the taste any.
3 Tablespoons onion powder
4 Tablespoons garlic powder
5 Tablespoons salt
2 teaspoons corn starch The secret ingredient
Add all the ingredients together. Turn in container, or fold to mix by hand.
That’s it. Free flowing. I wrote out the measurements, so as to be clear on what works TBSP & tsp). Corn starch is the ingredient. Just regular corn starch (see pix).
You can use any kind of salt that you like, even Morton’s. I use this with sea salt, as well as the reduced sodium (blue container) salt that I am fond of. Idonized or not, it doesn’t matter. If your seasoning salt has been sticking & clumping as salt tends to, this will stop that. Using any of the above salts, I still have the clumping issue till I added corn starch.
You can alter the seasoing salt recipe if you’d like, but that gives you a good ratio of seasoning to salt. The above “leans” more towards a garlic flvaor than onion. Thirds; one third of each ingredient tends to be too salty & not have as much flavoring.
If you grind down your salt to more of a powder (Diamond Crystal salt brand), use less salt, as it’ll mix very, very well with the powdered seasonings.
That’s it. Mix it up & put it in a container. You can make some cool labels if you’d like. I store my container of this, on the counter next to the stove. Reuse as many containers as you can. Recycle the rest.
One more shot of a blend on the fly
If you can, certainly dehydrate your own onion & garlic.
Of course, you could blend it all together with water, then evaporate the mixture to get a really good blend, but sheesh that’s too much work.
Here is a handy conversion chart if you’re interested
Here is a plastic recycling chart for reference. Check your local disposal as your area (why?) may be different.
for plastic recycling poster
for handy conversion chart