This homemade seasoned salt spice mix is so easy to make. I already have all the spices in my pantry. Since this is a spice mix, I use all the time, it just makes sense that I share this recipe with you.
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Seasoned Salt is a kitchen staple in many homes (including mine). It is so versatile that it can be used on meat, fish, vegetables, soups, stews, roasting, or marinades. Families have been enjoying this spice blend for decades.
Researching Spice Mixes Online
If you do some research online for seasoned spice mixes, you will quickly see that the ingredients are not the same. Some have pepper in the mix, while others have marjoram and thyme. While this can be excellent additions, I just am not sure that it is in the original Lawry’s Seasoned Salt that our family loves so much.
Reading the Seasoned Salt Label
When you read the label on the container of the seasoned salt, it states that it contains salt, sugar, spices (including paprika and turmeric), onion, corn starch, garlic, natural flavor, and extractives of paprika. Therefore, it makes sense that when I try to duplicate this flavorful salt spice mix that I use those ingredients.
Why Add Corn Starch to the Seasoned Salt Mix?
Often, I notice that people overlook adding the corn starch. That is in this recipe to keep the ingredients from caking together. Since there is sugar in this spice mix, it will tend to clump together. The corn starch is the fix for that.
A Spice Used for Years
According to McCormick, https://www.mccormick.com/lawrys/flavors/spice-blends/seasoned-salt seasoned salt has been around for decades. Did you know that Seasoned Salt was developed in the 1930s and it was first developed to season steaks? I can believe that because our family has been sprinkling this seasoning on our steaks for as long as I can remember. We just love the added flavor that is exactly right.
Uses for Seasoned Salt
We love this seasoned salt mix on all our meat such as steak, pork chops, chicken, or any cut of meat we happen to be frying. This is delicious in soups, stews, and casseroles. Here is how I fry my steaks.
Sprinkle a bit on your next broiled haddock. Wonderful flavors when dipped in butter it is just scrumptious.
When making potatoes in the oven this can be sprinkled on along with olive oil and pepper. Just delicious and simple.
Sprinkle this scrumptious seasoning on freshly fried French fries or hash browns.
Have you ever thought about using seasoned salt to rim the glass edge for a margarita? Delicious combination.
Adjust Spice Mix Ingredients
One of the nice things about making your own spice mixes at home is the ability to adjust the amounts of the seasonings to suit your taste. You could make this sweeter with more paprika or sugar. Alternatively, you could make this spicier by adding pepper or cayenne. Additionally, if you add smokey paprika, it will have a slightly smokey hint to the seasoning.
Our family enjoys this seasoned salt mix and uses it often.
Homemade Seasoned Salt Spice Mix
- 5 Tablespoons Salt can be sea salt or any salt you prefer
- 3 Teaspoons Granulated Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Paprika
- 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Corn Starch
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Store in air tight container.
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You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has cooked in restaurants for over 20 years, including many larger parties. She learned to crochet when she was just 11 years old and has been crocheting ever since; over 50 years now. Over 40 years ago, she loved her first class in sewing and continues to hone her skills in quilting. Many have enjoyed the handmade gifts over the years. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.