Some time ago a friend gave me a bottle of Watkins Onion & Garlic Pepper. I loved it! Onion, garlic, and pepper are great seasonings for so many foods.
I found myself shaking it on meats, poultry, fish, vegetables, potatoes, rice, eggs, and various combinations of foods. Then my bottle ran out. I called my friend and bought another bottle from her. That one ran out even faster. When I called her to get another, she informed me that Watkins was no longer making it, but she still had a few bottles on hand and sold me another one.
That’s when the light bulb went on. I was happy to pay $5 for a bottle of this seasoning because I loved it so much, but it only has three ingredients: onion, garlic, and black pepper. Surely I can make that myself, I thought. And I was right.
I started with very small amounts and combined the ingredients in different proportions until it tasted like the Watkins version. But one of the great things about making it yourself is that you can change the proportions to suit your taste.
Give it a try, and let me know if you love it as much as I do.
- 1 part ground black pepper
- 1 part onion powder
- 1½ parts garlic powder
- Mix ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Place in a small glass bottle with a shaker lid, such as an old spice bottle.
- Sprinkle on cooked and uncooked food as desired.