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If I don't have garlic could I use garlic powder

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JamesonCask Fri 17-May-19 16:25:56

Going to make pasta sauce

https://www.mumsnet.com/food/recipe/44-Best-tomato-pasta-sauce

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Sparklfairy Fri 17-May-19 16:27:54

I would, but wouldn't have a clue how much to add. Then again I love garlic and don't follow recipes so would just chuck a load in grin

Compromise - add a little at a time to your taste?

Thallo Fri 17-May-19 16:28:22

Of course.

I do find though that garlic powder makes me do garlicky burps for a few hours afterwards whereas fresh garlic doesn't.

sittingonacornflake Fri 17-May-19 16:29:19

Yep I do this all the time. I also sprinkle it on potato wedges before roasting. Yummy.

JamesonCask Fri 17-May-19 16:31:45

Thanks, I hope it works it! I'll just add a little at a time

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Tartyflette Fri 17-May-19 16:38:21

Depends on the recipe. Garlic powder is stronger than fresh garlic, yet less fragrant, and as it cooks fresh garlic gets sweeter.
Powdered garlic has more of an impact on the breath too, IMO.
I think it should be ok in a pasta sauce, you shouldn't need to put much in it.
If you don't use a lot or garlic and hesitate to buy fresh bulbs for fear they will go off before you use it all up, you can buy jars of chopped 'lazy garlic' or tubes of garlic purée which will both last longer.

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