Saturday, February 09, 2013

Garlic Saver

I don't know about you, but I never go through an entire head of garlic and I hate throwing it away! So I devised a plan and so far, so good!

Here is what I did:
  • On a solid surface lay the head of the garlic down with the point facing up.
  • With a heavy bowl - bash the entire head and it should seperate or even come apart pretty easy.
  • Pull the cloves off of the head and put them in a stainless bowl.
  • Take a second stainless bowl and put it on top of the other (opening to opening so it looks like a globe).
  • Shake it violently - you can count this as cardio for the day if you would like, I won't tell.
  • When you peak inside - most of the skins should have come right off of the garlic!
  • Take out the peeled cloves and keep shaking the remaining until the skins are off.
  • Put peeled cloves in a small jar.
  • Add a spring of thyme or rosemary if you want.
  • Cover everything completely with olive oil.
  • Close jar and store in a dark, dry place.
  • When you need a clove fish it out with a fork and use it.
  • The cloves will last a loooong time as long as they are covered in the oil.
  • When the cloves are gone, use the oil for something yunmy. As my garlic disappears, I like to sprinkle a spoonful of the delicious golden garlic oil on popcorn!
Yes, I buy this brand of jam because I love to reuse the jars!

1 comment:

Amy O. said...

great idea! thanks for the tip!


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