I know I promised this yesterday, but things got crazy around here.
We have been getting those meal delivery boxes since August. (See all those previous reviews.) If garlic is an ingredient, they usually send a whole head of garlic. Must be cheaper that way.
I had never bought fresh heads of garlic, but I did usually buy those jars of fresh minced/crushed garlic. Since I have so much garlic on hand, I decided it was time to make my own jars of garlic! I little bit of time on google… and here you go!
What you need:
All the garlic (OK… this wasn’t all of it but it was 8 heads)
- peel and prepare all the garlic cloves to be chopped. Because some of mine were older, I also cut them in all in 1/2 and took the green sprout/growing part out. This step takes a while and your hands end up sticky and smelling like garlic! I think they still smell slightly of garlic yet today. 🙂
2. buzz them up in the food processor. Mine is a little tiny one that I got decades ago to make baby food in. I also use it to chop nuts for baking. Add a little salt when you do this. Helps with preservation.
3. Fill the glass jar. Press it down in there.
4. Add olive oil to the jar. Let it settle down between and fill the air pockets (if you have any). Fill it until you have a layer of oil on the top. This will also help with preservation and won’t let air get to the garlic and oxidize it.
5. Put it in the frig. The oil will solidify. Then you can spoon it out and use it as you want. Remembering that the garlic has a little oil and salt mixed in with it, so you adjust any recipes accordingly.
This is the 3rd time I’ve done this. I still have 3-4 heads in the frig that need dealt with, but my jar was full. This will last me a very long time!
I still have this much left in jar 2. 😉