I grew up using Seasoned Salt instead of table salt. I’m not quite sure what that is-it was never talked about or discussed but that familiar red bottle with its curly cue label was always set on the table for meal times. Along with a cruet of vinegar and jar of soy sauce. But that’s another story.
When I married Yankee Bill I quickly converted him to the table use of seasoned salt. With a very few rare and notable exceptions (like cantaloupe) anything that you can shake a dash of regular table salt on you can substitute seasoned salt for. It’s especially tasty on pizza, french fries, vegetables and corn on the cob. (note: corn on the cob is so excellent I had to mention it separately from vegetables. I do however realize that corn on the cob is indeed a vegetable)
If you don’t need a big jar full of seasoned salt you can always halve or even quarter this recipe!
Homemade Seasoned Salt
- 1/2 C salt
- 1/2 C sugar
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp cornstarch
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
Note: This mixture will not be anywhere near as red as the store bought version.
Use a non calorie sweetener instead of the sugar
Increase any of the spices ~ I've been known to add a lot more garlic.
Want it to have some kick? Add Cayenne pepper, starting with 1 tsp. Taste and adjust.
You could leave the cornstarch out if you have a dietary restriction. Personally I like it in there to prevent clumping.