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calcmandan 07-04-2019 01:43 PM

Extra garlic
 
I bought a two pound bag of local garlic from costco. After I loaded my garlic bowl on the counter, there's still about six heads in the bag that won't fit. I'm exploring the idea of cleaning the cloves and jarring it with a really nice extra virgin olive oil from Northern California.

I'm aware that the shelf life for this wouldn't be terribly long, but I imagine the oil will taste good with basalmic vinigar and dipped with bread.

Can someone suggest other herbs I can add to the mix to maximize the oil infusion? I'm thinking rosemary but drawing a blank otherwise.

Thank you,

D

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medtran49 07-04-2019 02:08 PM

Re: Extra garlic
 
Just a warning. There was an outbreak of botulism a few years back from garlic stored in olive oil. So be careful.

I would roast them, maybe even some in your bowl. You can squeeze the cloves, mash and freeze in individual clumps or freeze in ice cube trays, then pop out and store in plastic bag once frozen.

lilbopeep 07-04-2019 02:16 PM

Re: Extra garlic
 
I grind a couple whole bulbs/heads of garlic cloves in my small food processor (with olive oil, salt & ground pepper). Then I put the paste into a Ziploc sandwich bag. Remove the air then I spread it flat across the bag and put in freezer on flat surface. When I need garlic I just snap a piece off, reseal bag and back into freezer.

QSis 07-04-2019 02:57 PM

Re: Extra garlic
 
Welcome to NCT, calcmandan!

To answer your question about the garlic oil dipping sauce, in addition to rosemary, you could add parsley, oregano and salt.

Another idea for dealing with lots of garlic would be to make garlic confit. Check out this link http://foodandstyle.com/garlic-confit/

Stick around and let us know how you make out!

Lee

calcmandan 07-07-2019 02:43 PM

Re: Extra garlic
 
Great ideas. The confit too, it has been bookmarked.

I will decide what to do after I do my sunday stuff.

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lilbopeep 07-07-2019 04:56 PM

Re: Extra garlic
 
Here's a thread I started Preserving Fresh Garlic

calcmandan 07-17-2019 08:24 PM

Re: Extra garlic
 
I did the garlic in the jar with rosemary and peppercorn. Covered it in olive oil and sealed the jar. I saw the lid pregnant, so i opened it. Air rushed out and bubbles formed in the oil. It smells very strong of garlic and it keeps bubbling.

Not sure if i should throw it out or what. my gut tells me that i wasted perfectly good garlic and olive oil.

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medtran49 07-17-2019 09:10 PM

Re: Extra garlic
 
Throw it out. It's not worth the chance of getting sick.

QSis 07-17-2019 09:19 PM

Re: Extra garlic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by medtran49 (Post 325912)
Throw it out. It's not worth the chance of getting sick.

Absolutely agree!

Did that happen when storing it in the refrigerator?

Lee

calcmandan 07-18-2019 01:01 PM

Re: Extra garlic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by QSis (Post 325913)
Absolutely agree!

Did that happen when storing it in the refrigerator?

Lee

No on the counter and away from any sun.

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