Home-Made Seasoning Salt

Do most kitchens have a jar of seasoning salt tucked away somewhere? For years, I didn’t – it was a deep suspicion of the ingredients that held me back as well as the rather “generic” flavor.

Home-made Seasoning Salt
Home-made Seasoning Salt – pepper not added yet

I have a pretty well stocked spice cabinet and generally work at customizing flavors in a recipe – it was when my son was on his own and visiting home that the lack of seasoning salt in my cupboard came up.

See, he doesn’t really use “recipes” but “wings it” and had picked up from friends and restaurants he’s worked at that a little seasoning salt can do wonders on things like hamburgers, chicken, steak or just about anything grilled. He also sprinkles it on things that he breads and fries, like chicken, and he really likes it sprinkled over potatoes.

Maybe an old dog can learn a new (or in this case, old) trick. I wondered if it was just habit or pure snobbishness on my part that has kept this simple seasoning at bay, and came up with my own “house blend.”

No MSG or strange ingredients, here. 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch may be added, too, to prevent caking if you’d like. Feel free to fiddle!

Home-made Seasoning Salt

  • Servings: about a cup
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pepper to taste, suggest 1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion power
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed

Mix together. If desired, crush celery seed first. Store in a jar with a shaker, tightly lidded.

From the kitchen of http://www.frugalhausfrau.com

If you’d like to see more of my spice & herb blends, check out Spice, Herb & Flavor Packet Substitutes. I’m adding as I go along!

16 thoughts on “Home-Made Seasoning Salt”

    1. Thanks, Julie. It’s so much fun and he’s so excited when he gets to share something with me. He’s inspired a lot of my recipes (like my Tastes like Chicken – Chipotle’s Chicken) and taught me a few new techniques, too.

  1. Great idea. I recipe for sausage gravy (I was making my own pork sausage mixture first) I ran across called for Lowry’s seasoning salt but I didn’t have any so I made my own ‘copycat’ version after doing some net surfing. This seems similar though it uses celery seed and the Lowry’s used turmeric . 🙂

      1. There’s no sugar in the version I have. PS: I wasn’t very familiar with the brand name and spelled it Lowry’s when I went looking as my mom’s spices were pretty much limited to salt, pepper and paprika. ::)

        1. Funny, it really is a staple here in the US – but I know many people who don’t put any stock in spices and herbs – if my house were burning, I’d get out in this order: people, animals, photos, silver and spices~ haha!

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