Granulated Onion is onion which has been dried then ground into granules. The flavor and aroma is intense and very oniony. With granulated onions, you have the advantages of using fresh onions without the coarse texture. Recipes will ask for granulated, chopped/minced or powdered onion. Sometimes they can be substituted for each other, but sometimes you need a certain texture. Granulated onion works well in many recipes if they don’t specify which to use.
Use in spice blends, rubs, soups, stews and gravies. Sprinkle freely on beef roasts, chicken, pork dishes, vegetables, fish and other recipes where you need the onion flavor. Granulated onion also works well in BBQ and other sauces since it imparts the distinct onion flavor when you can’t use fresh onions.
You can also dry toast the onion is a non-stock pan over medium heat to release extra flavor. Stir and watch closely so they don’t burn.