Onion powder allows you to add flavor to dishes without the time and preparation of adding the fresh produce. Onion powder consists of ground dehydrated onions, and it typically has a strong odor and flavor. Onion powder comes in a variety of varieties such as white, red or yellow onion. Using onion powder saves you time when you prepare a recipe, but it does not have quite the same flavor as fresh onions. The following are steps you can take to convert onions to onion powder.
Things You'll Need
Determine how many onions the recipe calls for.
Measure 1 tsp. of onion powder for each small onion, or for every 1/4 cup of chopped onions.
Add the onion powder to your recipe accordingly.
Add 1 tbsp. of dried onion flakes for each small onion or for every 1 tsp. of onion powder.
Taste the recipe and add more onion powder if you desire a more pungent flavor.
References and ResourcesFood.com: Onion Powder
The Cook's Thesaurus: Dry Onions & Shallots
Colorado State University Extension; Ingredient Substitutions; P. Kendall; April 2008