Seasoned flour mix is useful for everything from breading to thickening soups and gravies. Plus, it’s very easy to make yourself, so there’s no excuse for buying premade seasoned flour mixes at the store. Just mix some up to keep on hand, and you’ll be surprised at the wide variety of ways you can use it.
Once you have the basic recipe, you can add many different ingredients to use with whatever dish you happen to be making. Add the extra ingredients to taste — a little or a lot, it’s up to you.
The basic recipe
To make a basic seasoned flour mix you’ll need seasoned salt. You can buy prepared seasoned salt such as Lawry’s, or make your own.
Use about 1/2 cup of seasoned salt to three cups of flour. Of course, you can use less or more seasoned salt in the mix depending on your taste. Mix the flour and seasoned salt in a large freezer bag, and you can store it easily in that as well. This will last for quite a few weeks and chances are, you’ll use it up before you’d have to throw it out.
Garlic makes everything taste better, so feel free to add extra garlic powder to the base seasoning if you like garlic.
If you are making something Italian-based, add oregano, basil and garlic powder. You can add fresh chopped garlic, as well.
Add cumin and/or chili powder for a Mexican flair, and use the mix to bread chicken legs or breast for a zesty spin on your favorite chicken.
If you’re making something with a Chinese vibe, add ginger to your basic seasoned flour mix. The liquid you use to marinate your meat can also be soy based for an Asian flavor.
Hot and spicy
Add red pepper flakes to the base recipe for when you’re looking for a little kick in your dish.
Having all-purpose seasoned flour on hand will speed things up in the kitchen for you, and the great thing about making the mix yourself is that you get to control the ingredients.