Oven Dried Leeks + Homemade Leek Powder

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With very few FAILSAFE options for dried herbs and spices, making your own can open up a lot of options for flavor and fun. Oven drying leeks and using it to make homemade leek powder is definitely a great starting point, since it’s easy and relatively quick (for dehydrating).

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 5 hour Total Time 5 hrs 5 mins

Description

With very few FAILSAFE options for dried herbs and spices, making your own can open up a lot of options for flavor and fun. Oven drying leeks and using it to make homemade leek powder is definitely a great starting point, since it’s easy and relatively quick (for dehydrating).

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Wash and chop 1 large leek — sometimes I even just do the green tops because I use the rest of the leek for cooking. This is also a really great way to put those tops to use.

  2. Place the chopped leek on a paper towel and pat dry. Let sit overnight so that it really dries out. (You can skip this step, it will just take a bit longer in the oven to get all the moisture out.)

  3. Next day, preheat the oven to the lowest possible setting (mine gets down to about 175°F/80°C). Place chopped leek on a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet. Place in the oven for 4-5 hours until the leek bits crunch in your hand. Be careful not to let the white parts burn. They will probably turn brown (mine totally did) and that’s okay. Let cool completely before transferring to a lidded jar or grinding into a leek powder. 

  4. To make leek powder:

    Place dried leek pieces in a high speed blender or spice grinder and pulse until you reach your desired consistency. Store in a lidded jar.

Note

This recipe is FAILSAFE and RPAH Elimination Diet friendly. It is also gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free, corn free, soy free, egg free, and low salicylate. 

Keywords: dehydrating, leeks, leek powder, dried leeks, failsafe, rpah elimination diet, dried herbs

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