Think of all the times you use granulated garlic, or celery salt, or any sort of salty flavored spice. Well, now you can do it from home, all you need is time and a dehydrator.
I’ve been wanting to make bacon salt for a long time and whoa, does it take a long time, up to 28 hours in a dehydrator actually. Bacon in the dehydrator definitely takes out quite a bit of the saltiness so don’t worry if you think it’s going to be an overly salty mixture because it won’t. The trick is to get all of the moisture out of the bacon so start by cooking it until it is very crispy, but not burnt, and then dry it on a paper towel is well as you possibly can and then from there put it in the dehydrator and literally forget it about for a day.
I ground mine up kind of chunky because I didn’t want it to puree because it was so fragile and still had a little shine on it. Regardless, the bacon salt is ridiculously good and the onion and garlic salt could literally be in a bottle on a shelf, seriously. So once I had all these tasty salts I figured I would test it out on a nice, big porterhouse, and so should you! Happy dehydrating!
Homemade Dehydrated Flavored Salts Recipe
- ½ peeled and thinly sliced yellow onion
- 15 thinly sliced garlic cloves
- 8 strips of crisp cooked bacon
- 1 cup of Kosher salt
- Place each of the ingredients on a dehydrating sheet and spread them out.
- Dehydrate the onion at 125° for 4 to 6 hours and then grind it until small granules are formed and then mix it with 1/3 cup of salt.
- Dehydrate the garlic at 125° for 4 to 6 hours and then grind it until small granules are formed and then mix it with 1/3 cup of salt.
- Dehydrate the bacon at 145° for 24 to 28 hours and then grind it until small granules are formed and then mix it with 1/3 cup of salt.