Saturday, January 24, 2015

Roasted Garlic


I love garlic and add it to everything I can.. soups, stir-fries, veggies, casseroles, chopped & sprinkled over a salad, etc. I don't love to spend a lot of my cooking/kitchen time peeling it. So I purchase my garlic already peeled. In a BIG bag from Costco....



It's a 3# bag. That is a lot of garlic! I have frozen it, but it seems to be soft and loses some of the flavor when defrosted. I thought of roasting it to see if it might last longer. So far, it is doing great. I did this a little over a week ago and so far my garlic is still flavorful and is very easy to use.

I roasted it and stored it in canning jars and covered it in olive oil. When I want to use it, I take a fork or spoon and take out what I need.

Here is how I did it...

I put about 4 cups of peeled garlic in a bowl. I drizzled and coated the garlic with olive oil. I don't have measurements, just drizzled and stirred until the garlic was nicely coated. Then I sprinkled salt over it all (Himalayan Pink Salt.. my newest favorite salt).



I laid it all out on a jelly roll pan that had been lined with parchment paper...



I roasted the garlic at 375 for about 45 minutes. I stirred it half way through and took it out when it was nicely browned...



When done I put it into canning jars and poured olive oil over it..




I've used it a lot since making it and am happy with it. I'll have to see if it lasts any longer than the fresh garlic..



 

4 comments:

  1. What a great idea...we eat a lot of garlic so I will give this a try.
    I recently discovered Himalayan Pink Salt and I really like it. As well as being pink..it has a lovely mild flavor...quite different to the usual salt we use.
    Thank you for sharing
    Phoebe x

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  2. What a great way to store it. I will have to try this.

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  3. Crystal,

    Do you store the garlic in the frig or pantry?

    Thanks P

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