What is seasoned flour? No, it’s not flour that’s been weathered and tested. Seasoned flour is simply all-purpose flour with seasonings added. You’ve likely seen it as an ingredient in recipes where foods are first dredged or coated in flour, then fried or sautéed. The seasonings are incorporated to add extra flavor to the food.
In its base form, salt and pepper are all you need to make seasoned flour. Some recipes will suggest other flavors to add, but it’s easy to create your own spice blend to take your seasoned flour to your spice rack’s next level.
Think about the herbs or spices present in your dish and use flavors you think will complement them. Herbs and spices like garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dried parsley, basil or oregano are safe to start with. If adding spices on the fly seems out of your league, play it safe with big pinches of salt and pepper. If you’re ready to mix your own, start by adding one teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper per cup of flour, then mixing in additional flavors. When using seasonings with salt, like celery salt or garlic salt, reduce the amount of regular salt you’re adding so you don’t over-salt.
If you have a favorite spice blend for your flour, you can make a larger batch and store it in an airtight container in your pantry so you’ll have on hand when you need it.
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