We use this seasoning mix on French fries, homefries, fried potatoes, and we even add it to flour to season fried chicken and pork chops.Feel free to adjust the salt amount to your liking/dietary preference. For french fries, sprinkle some on as soon as you take the fries out of the deep fryer. For homefries or fried potatoes, sprinkle some on during cooking. What would/do you use it on?
There are so many strange concoctions out there for Beau Monde Seasoning that I was just baffled when I needed it and couldn't buy it (or make it from those weird recipes). After some research - this is the recipe I came up with. It *IS* the closest recipe to Beau Monde Seasoning I can find anywhere on the net (primarily because there IS no close recipe anywhere on the net)?!?!? This is so simple I don't know why everyone is getting it wrong. Beau Monde Seasoning contains:
Salt, dextrose, onion, celery seed, and silicon dioxide. Salt is self explanatory - dextrose is the The dextrorotatory form of glucose which is derived from starch. (Effectively, it's a type of sugar..slightly heavier than meat which can be absorbed in to the meat tissue. Onion and celery seed are the primary flavors we are trying to accomplish here... the silicon dioxide is used as a flow agent and/or moisture absorbent...so toss a few grains of rice in your bottle! For the Dextrose (unless you wish to purchase powdered dextrose, which is available in some health food/sports stores) we will use either powdered sugar or caster sugar. The amount I'll list is simply to my taste -- certainly feel free to start with less and adjust it to suit your own tastes. We'll use Onion powder and Celery salt to accomplish 3 of the 4 major ingredients.
This taco seasoning is just perfect! I make three or four batches at a time and put them in ziploc bags for convenience. Once you try this you'll never buy a packet of taco seasoning at the grocery store again! MSG gives me a headache, so years ago I went on a quest for a great taco seasoning recipe. This is what I found (I just don't remember where). This will season a pound of ground whatever (or a bag of Morningstar Farms Veggie Crumbles- nobody will ever know it's meat-free). Hope you like it!
This is a good way to use up extra onions/garlic and store them for future uses. Be sure to store in cool, dry places at room temperature in AIRTIGHT containers out of sunlight. With no moisture to be allowed to enter the container...ever ever.
FYI-Temperatures too high will result in the onions being cooked instead of dried and when overdried will lose its flavor and nutritive value. Onions/garlic that are underdried will spoil so be sure they are crisp when removed.
1 small clove = 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried garlic slices.
1 small or 1/4 cup chopped,fresh onion
= 1 tablespoon dried onion.
This blend comes close to the flavors in the typical seasoned salt blends like Lawry's, without the sodium. Use it where seasoned salt is called for or when you want to give food a little extra flavor. This is really good on eggs and soups! Adapted from Low Sodium Cooking. This would also make a good gift!
Lately I've seen a lot of recipes that call for grill seasoning. Besides the cost (nearly $5 for a bottle), it's chock full of MSG and other nasties. Taking a tip from Rachael Ray, I've made my own and use it for anything I'm grilling or want to give a grilled taste to.
UPDATE: Monstr pointed out there's no MSG in McCormick's grill seasoning. There is, however, hydrogenated oil in it, and MSG can be found in other brands. So read your labels, and if MSG, hydrogenaged oils or the price tag bother you, mixing your own is the way to go.
Quatre epices comes in many versions. This combination--with pepper, without allspice or coriander, is typical of Gascogny and is used in many dishes, especially in confit. I like to use whole spices and put them all in the grinder; the scent and the flavor is greatly enhanced. If you only have the pre-ground versions, then use them and it will be a delicious mix. The measures are a guide; feel free to adapt to your own taste.
I just found this one today and like that it's super quick and uses vegetable oil (I like staying away from solid fats). I used it to make pancakes. I needed more milk than usual but they were by far the best "from scratch" pancakes I've ever made.
Try this seasoning instead of using the packets of taco seasoning. Makes a great gift too! This not only saves you money it tastes better too! You control the amounts- feel free to adjust to fit your taste. If you like it hotter you can add some cayenne or up the chili powder! Enjoy!
This is a wonderful mix that is quick to mix up and will keep up to 6 months when stored in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Use this mix to add zip to cake batters, quick bread, whipped cream, pancakes, muffins, etc. If the recipe calls for various spices, just add up the amounts and sub this spice blend. Yet another great recipe from More Make-A-Mix-Cookery
When our grandkids sleep over, we usually watch a movie; they like seasoned popcorn but we pefer the plain old buttered stuff! Thanx to Martha Stewart, we now spend a little quality time in the kitchen as each child "cooks up" a mix before "show time"! All of the variations can be doubled or tripled, depending on the size of the container you plan to use. The Italian mixture should be kept in the refrigerator, as it contains fresh cheese.