Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Garlic Surplus

I love buying garlic in bulk, especially the big containers of already peeled cloves. I throw those in my food processor and pulse till I get a minced texture. Add a little of olive oil and salt, then drop by the tablespoon in an ice tray. Make sure to really press it in, when hard pop out and put in a freezer bag. It is very easy to throw it in any recipe.

If someone in your family doesn't like chunky garlic bits let the food processor go until almost pureed. Add a little bit of olive oil to make it a little more liquid, garlic has a tendency to be paste like. Do the same process as above and use in any recipe asking for garlic.

It couldn't be easier and it is a huge time saver! Fresh garlic (even when frozen) tastes so much better in your recipes than garlic powder. Although, this year I am going to experiment with making my own powders.

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  1. Cool! I gotta try this. I use a lot of garlic.

  2. Great tip about the garlic; I love to buy the peeled cloves but never thought of doing this with them -- you have inspired me to try it.

    And most of all -- thanks SO much for your excellent advice on my kitchen redo. I love the idea of cabinets down to counter top on the big counter area -- like an old fashioned cupboard. My mother had them built in her dining room.

    Great ideas! thank you SO much -- they go in my file!
    Have a lovely holiday ... Cass

  3. drooling just thinking about all that heavenly GARLIC. Good stuff!