Garlic Recipe Rewind
Garlic Recipe Rewind
This post is an update, if you will, on a recipe that I made last year. Let me re-phrase that. It’s an update on garlic that I preserved last fall and I’m now getting around to opening a jar of the preserved garlic for sampling. Forward wind to this post. Read on for the results of Garlic Recipe Rewind.
Find Recipe Here. How to Preserve Garlic
Last summer I preserved garlic for the first time. I recently opened a jar and I will admit, it was the best garlic I have ever tasted. The garlic had a slight vinegary taste and was very pungent. Unbelievably fresh tasting, the garlic cloves were crisp and firm. The vinegar preserving liquid, has wonderful flavor and could/can be added to many different dishes, without adding extra punch too the dish. The hardest and most time consuming step in this recipe would be peeling the garlic. Other than that, I would definitely preserve garlic again and again.
Well Worth It
As I stated above this was my first time preserving garlic and it definitely won’t be my last. Not only did the garlic get better with time, along with the vinegar that preserved the garlic, refrigerated the garlic will keep at least a year and a half. That’s how long it stayed “good” in my refrigerator. I have two refrigerators, one that we use strictly for pop, beer, water and the like and that is where I kept the jars of garlic, actually out of the way in one of the door compartments. I understand that you might not have the extra space to store many jars of preserved garlic in your refrigerator but make as many jars as you possibly can store. You won’t be disappointed.
We purchased garlic at our favorite farm stand: Farm Fresh Atlas
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4 Comments on “Garlic Recipe Rewind”
I've always been a little afraid of preserving food. One day I will be brave!
Hi Michelle~ Trust me Michelle….if I can do it….anyone can! I was afraid for years and once I started I couldn't stop~ Lynn
What a fab idea, I'd never thought of preserving garlic. I tend to buy a lot at a time and this would save the last few heads from sprouting or going off. Just in case you don't already know, if you pour boiling water over garlic cloves, leave for about a minute, the skins slip off really easily (like skinning tomatoes) – hope that helps? Sammie http://www.feastingis fun.com
Hi Sammie~ Thanks so much for the tip~ I will give it a try the next time I buy a ton of garlic at the Farmers Market:) Will definitely save time and my fingers:) Lynn