Have you ever wondered if there was a way not to get your hands sticky and smelly when you’re cooking with garlic? Well, I’m here today to tell you that there is a way! Welcome to the easy way to freeze garlic.
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Let’s talk about garlic a little, shall we?
I won’t pretend to know everything about the health benefits of garlic. I do know that it is great for you, and is heart-healthy. It seems to even lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. You can read more about that HERE.
I love to cook with garlic, in fact, the more garlic, the better! It seems to really give a dish that extra something, doesn’t it? I put garlic in almost every supper I make. I even put it in my cheeseball recipe! Oh, yeah, and also in this salad recipe– it’s awesome. Needless to say, there is always garlic in my kitchen. I like to challenge myself by cooking some dishes with only basic, from scratch flavours. Like garlic, lemon, salt, or onions. It’s kind of a little game I play with myself. Yes. I know. I need to get out more.
The only thing I don’t like about garlic is getting sticky, smelly hands when cooking with it. Ugh. Especially the sticky part. When we lived in Houston, I would go to Trader Joe’s for groceries sometimes. Much to my surprise, I found frozen garlic cubes there! Yippee! My problems were solved. I can’t remember how much I paid for a dozen small cubes, but it was definitely more expensive than buying garlic in its natural form. I have a strict grocery budget, so I couldn’t maintain buying my garlic frozen. Plus. I haven’t seen it in the grocery store up here in Alberta. So, what’s a girl to do? Why, make my own!
Here is the easy way to freeze garlic!
- I bought about a pound of garlic cloves. I found them with the skin/paper/I don’t know what it’s called – removed. Yay! I didn’t have to take that stuff off!
- I trimmed the ends off all my little garlics.
- Got out my food processor, and threw them all in.
- Blended those guys up with about 3 T of water, to help blend everything together.
- Went to Michael’s (because I’m always looking for an excuse to go there!) and bought a silicone candy mould. THESE would be even more awesome than what I got!
- Loaded the mould up with pureed garlic goodness, and threw it in the freezer.
- The leftover garlic is sitting in my fridge, waiting to be frozen as we speak, or type. 😉
- Placed the frozen cubes of garlic in a ziploc bag in my freezer.
You’re welcome. You will never have to touch that sticky, smelly garlic after this day.
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