In years when a garlic harvest is poor many of the cloves can be kept anyway and used to make garlic powder.
In the pic below you can see how much of the garlic is browning or blemished. Don’t let that fool you. It is still good.
HOW TO: Separate the cloves. Cut off the hard ends, rinse them and slice the cloves up. Put them on a flat surface such as a cookie tray or screen and let dry really well.
Grind in”coffee” grinder.
If you don’t let them dry all the way, they are still good. Whiz them up only part way and use them as garlic flakes. You don’t have to use a coffee grinder use a small whizzer OR HAND GRATE. Works just as good.
Because we don’t know where the garlic that is in store bought garlic powder comes from, spend a little time and save money making your own. Actually it really doesn’t take any time at all.