Then one day I decided to try to dry my celery leaves and a way to make Homemade Celery Salt was born. Now I can have celery salt whenever I need it, save money and not waste food. It turned out to be so easy that I almost did not believe it.
See all the beautiful leaves on the celery stalk above. Just snip them off as you use celery and place in a shallow pie pan. If you have a pan that has holes in it, that is best. Discard any leaves that are wilted or discolored. Just place the pie pan in an out-of-the-way place in you kitchen and let the leaves dry. This will take several days.
When the leaves are dry, store them in a zip-top bag. Continue to add leaves to the pie pan as you use the celery. When you get to the heart of the celery you will have quite a few leaves to put in your pie pan and may need to use two pans. You always want the leaves to be in a single layer. Continue to add the dried leaves to the zip top bag.
When there is about one-half cup of dried leaves, that will be enough to process in a spice grinder or a mini food processor. That amount will yield about 1 1/2 T. of ground celery powder. To make celery salt, mix the powder with an equal amount of salt. Rather than make a large batch of celery salt, I just store the celery powder in an air-tight container and mix it with the salt as needed. This way I can use the celery powder by itself if I want to. Try this and enjoy “almost free” homemade celery salt.
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