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2010/04/22 13:31:27 (permalink)

Garlic powder or garlic salt?

If you didn't have any fresh garlic and wanted to make garlic butter, which would you use, the salt or the powder.....what's the big difference?
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/22 14:01:54 (permalink)
    If using salted butter, powder. 
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/22 14:21:20 (permalink)
    The big difference is  sodium!
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/22 14:29:39 (permalink)
    Most of our Garlic use is the granulated Garlic in oil ...in a large container from Costco.

    Sometimes we may use garlic salt...but seldom the powder.
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/22 14:38:21 (permalink)
    My problem with the garlic salt is that by the time you use enough to get a good garlic taste, you have salt overload! I NEVER use the salt, only the powder!!
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/22 17:06:40 (permalink)
    garlic powder; never garlic salt!!!  that's for any/all dishes!!!

    as for your question, use garlic powder regardless of whether you are using salted or unsalted butter.  and, only add a pinch of salt if using unsalted.  you want garlic butter not salty butter with a hint of garlic :)
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/22 20:30:51 (permalink)
    tusti

    If you didn't have any fresh garlic and wanted to make garlic butter, which would you use, the salt or the powder.....what's the big difference?



    definitely powder. as others have said, the garlic salt is just too salty. you can mix the butter with olive oil and a good sea salt and get a really decent spread.
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/22 20:50:03 (permalink)
    I strongly agree with the majority here, POWDER!
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/22 22:04:37 (permalink)
     I use granulated garlic and granulated onion for most applications at the restaurant. I like the flavor and I don't have to worry about too much salt.
     I also like to add a little fresh parsley and Parmesan cheese to the spread.

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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/23 05:09:19 (permalink)
    I have to be honest here, if faced with only garlic salt or powder to make garlic bread, I wouldn't make it. That is purely a personal preference though. The nearest I get to not using fresh garlic for things like this is using garlic puree in a tube - that keeps for a few weeks in the fridge after opening and is a decent alternative to fresh.
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/23 08:04:26 (permalink)
    I use fresh whenever for most everything. Wife started buying garlic salt from Penzies years ago and we do use it on garlic roasted potatoes and to season our steaks before grilling.
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/23 08:19:02 (permalink)


    What is the difference between Granulated and Powder?  I always thought that they were interchangeable.

    NEVER GARLIC SALT!
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/23 08:35:40 (permalink)
    Garlic powder has always been in our spice and herb cabinet.
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/23 09:07:52 (permalink)
    MissKitty

    I have to be honest here, if faced with only garlic salt or powder to make garlic bread, I wouldn't make it. That is purely a personal preference though. The nearest I get to not using fresh garlic for things like this is using garlic puree in a tube - that keeps for a few weeks in the fridge after opening and is a decent alternative to fresh.



    I'm with you, but I use roasted garlic a LOT also.  If you want a milder taste and need something to blend well in a sauce roasted is the best way.  We do ours by slicing the top tips off garlic heads, save these for stock, drizzle with a very small amount of plain olive oil, and a sprinkle of sea salt.  The heads get wrapped in al foil tight and placed in a low oven for about 2 hrs.  You can then squeeze out the roasted garlic or serve the heads along with apps as a spread.  The roasted is also our choice for garlic butter, blends well gives a more mellowed garlic flavor.
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/23 10:32:34 (permalink)
    It's either granulated garlic or fresh garlic for us though we recently bought some frozen garlic cubes from Trader Joe's that I keep forgetting to try. There are 20 cubes in a package and each cube is equal to a clove. It's not a TJ brand item but Dorot brand from Israel. I really have to remember to try them.

     http://www.dorot.co.il/En...D=36&CategoryID=27
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/23 11:30:37 (permalink)
    Granulated garlic and garlic powder are just about the same although you don't want to use powder to saute as it burns easily, granulated has an additive to make it pour better
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/23 12:57:04 (permalink)
    Another vote for granulated...we don't have garlic salt or powder in the pantry.
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/23 21:45:09 (permalink)
    I like the milder flavor of roasted garlic but find it to be a pain in the --- to make. Does anyone know of a brand of  prepared roasted Garlic available in the stores? I've never been able to find any.
    I also like the milder flavor of Elephant Garlic.
    post edited by Foodbme - 2010/04/23 21:46:20
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/23 22:20:16 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    I like the milder flavor of roasted garlic but find it to be a pain in the --- to make. Does anyone know of a brand of  prepared roasted Garlic available in the stores? I've never been able to find any.
    I also like the milder flavor of Elephant Garlic.

    McCormick: http://www.amazon.com/McCormick-Roasted-Garlic-19-Ounce-Plastic/dp/B001EQ5ELE
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/23 22:49:19 (permalink)
    I'm with BD65, KL01s & CVdre: Granulated garlic or fresh garlic. In a hurry VS best case scenario
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/23 23:22:03 (permalink)
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    Foodbme

    I like the milder flavor of roasted garlic but find it to be a pain in the --- to make. Does anyone know of a brand of  prepared roasted Garlic available in the stores? I've never been able to find any.
    I also like the milder flavor of Elephant Garlic.

    McCormick: http://www.amazon.com/McCormick-Roasted-Garlic-19-Ounce-Plastic/dp/B001EQ5ELE


    Thanx 6 Star, but $14 a pound + shipping is out of my league. And I wouldn't use 2#, 6 ozs. in 2 life times. I'll look for it in the stores. At least I know it exists
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/27 11:44:20 (permalink)
    kland01s

    It's either granulated garlic or fresh garlic for us though we recently bought some frozen garlic cubes from Trader Joe's that I keep forgetting to try. There are 20 cubes in a package and each cube is equal to a clove. It's not a TJ brand item but Dorot brand from Israel. I really have to remember to try them.

    http://www.dorot.co.il/En...D=36&CategoryID=27


    I finally got a chance to use the Dorat garlic last night when making roasted potatoes. The little cubes pop out very easily and are very pungent! I plan on using this more often.
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/27 13:49:43 (permalink)
    Foodosaurus

    What is the difference between Granulated and Powder?  I always thought that they were interchangeable.


    I believe it's the size of the particles.  Powder is finely ground, the granules are larger, and dried minced garlic has the largest pieces.
     
    For some reason granulated garlic is much harder to find than minced garlic around here.  On occasion I make my own version by running the minced through a grinder.
     
    Incidentally, fresh garlic is another item that's imported from China.  I always check the label for the country of origin.
     
    Brad
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/27 14:34:45 (permalink)
    chewingthefat

    Granulated garlic and garlic powder are just about the same although you don't want to use powder to saute as it burns easily, granulated has an additive to make it pour better


    Not the Flora brand that we use.  "INGREDIENTS: Pure granulated garlic"
     
    Now the Morton Garlic salt is a bit different. (I don't know why we have this).
     
    CONTAINS: SALT, GARLIC, SUGAR, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, CORNSTARCH, NATURAL GARLIC FLAVOR, PARSLEY, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL (COTTONSEED, SOYBEAN), TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, NATURAL ONION FLAVOR
     
    Guess what?  We no longer have it.
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/27 14:36:07 (permalink)
    You get garlic that comes with a label?
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/27 15:33:42 (permalink)
    Sure.  Can't make my dry rubs with fresh.
     
     
    [edited to add the missing word "dry".
    post edited by MiamiDon - 2010/04/28 11:02:14
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/27 15:43:45 (permalink)
    MiamiDon

    Sure.  Can't make rubs with fresh.


    He said: "Incidentally, fresh garlic is another item that's imported from China.  I always check the label for the country of origin. "
     
    I believe most of my fresh garlic comes from California, but they don't have labels on the bulbs.
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/27 15:56:17 (permalink)
    MiamiDon

    Sure.  Can't make rubs with fresh.


    SURE YOU CAN! Just chop it into very fine particles or put it thru a Garlic Press!
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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/28 04:27:45 (permalink)
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    MiamiDon

    Sure.  Can't make rubs with fresh.


    SURE YOU CAN! Just chop it into very fine particles or put it thru a Garlic Press!


    I don't like to use fresh garlic as a rub for cuts of meat that will be cooking for a long time. It tends to burn and gets an off flavor. Kind of bitter. I find that I do not have that problem with granulated garlic or onion.
     Dry rubs are just that,  DRY.

    JMHO

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    Re:Garlic powder or garlic salt? 2010/04/28 08:59:07 (permalink)
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    He said: "Incidentally, fresh garlic is another item that's imported from China.  I always check the label for the country of origin. "
     
    I believe most of my fresh garlic comes from California, but they don't have labels on the bulbs.


    Neither does the bulk garlic at my grocery store but there are country-of-origin labels on many of the bins and shelves in the produce department.
     
    Brad
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