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Onion powder
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snowblight · 24/01/2020 21:42

I've noticed a few recipes, especially involving things like jackfruit, call for it but I've never seen it in any high street shops, only advertised to buy online. Supermarkets sell onion granules but I'm assuming that's something different?

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Weetabollocks · 24/01/2020 21:43

I found it recently in a health food shop. Its bloody brilliant in everything Grin

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snowblight · 24/01/2020 21:50

Independent shop or chain?

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Weetabollocks · 24/01/2020 21:56

Chain - not H&B but I'm struggling to remember what it is called! Blush

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SlowSigh · 24/01/2020 21:56

Could you just use an actual onion?

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NannyR · 24/01/2020 21:59

I just use the onion granules from the supermarket, seems to work fine.

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c75kp0r · 24/01/2020 22:04

bisto powder (the old fashioned stuff, not the granules) is mainly onion powder - and contains no meat

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Elouera · 24/01/2020 22:06

There are several onion products which are similar. Onion powder is very fine and powder like. I've found it in Asian/Indian food stores. The one I recently got was good, but it was in a plastic packet and soon became moist in our kitchen and is now a hard lump!

Onion granules I've found in many supermarkets and more versatile IMO as often come in a re-sealable glass jar. They are slightly more granule than the powdered version, and more like fine salt in terms of texture, but used for the exact same purposes as the powder form.

Fried onions are different again, fried in oil and often use as a garnish in salads and Thai/Vietnamese cooking.

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snowblight · 24/01/2020 22:10

There's roast jackfruit and jackfruit burger recipes I want to try that call for it. Perhaps I'll try the granules first rather than sending off for something online.

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Redshoeblueshoe · 24/01/2020 22:13

I'm sure they sell it in my local Asian supermarket

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PurpleDaisies · 24/01/2020 22:15

Onion granules have always worked fine for me. I’ve used them in lots of recipes.

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guineapig1 · 24/01/2020 22:17

I’m pretty sure they sell this in Sainsburys -in the herb/spice/salt dept.

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GrannyHaddock · 25/01/2020 16:32

There is onion powder in Bisto, but it's mostly potato flour and wheat flour. We pour potatoes on our potatoes.

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measelsmumpsandweasels · 25/01/2020 16:53

If you have an American foods section it will be in there.

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chesterfuckingdrorrs · 25/01/2020 17:00

Bizarrely enough I was just reading a Facebook post about being unable find onion powder and the difference between that and onion granules.

Someone posted this pic of alternatives to use but ultimately the consensus was to just use the granules as the come or grind them down to powder if you could be bothered.

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KittenVsBox · 25/01/2020 17:01

Check the ethnic shelf. Otherwise just the granules, they are the same stuff, just a little coarser.

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RockinHippy · 25/01/2020 17:26

Asian/oriental/Turkish supermarkets will have it & Flying Tiger sell it too.

Granules won't work quite the same. They'll give flavour, but don't have thickening property, unlike the powder

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ForTheLoveOfCatFood · 27/01/2020 06:57

Tesco sell it to, as others have said it’s just a fine powered so granules would do the same job Smile

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snowblight · 28/01/2020 22:27

Found it in an Asian shop just round the corner. All that time wondering where to find it. Blush

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