Never thought to freeze garlic.I buy and freeze the Costco large fresh garlic bag. I always keep a 1 cup Rubbermaid container of this garlic in the fridge so I always have fresh garlic on hand. And when I finish that cup, I defrost more in the container in the fridge. Been doing this for many years and it works just fine.
I used to buy this but found it’s flavorless compared to whole garlic that’s fresh or frozen. To me, the taste difference was/is very substantial.Big jar from Costco.
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If you haven’t already, try my oven dehydrated ginger method and then run it through a blender. My dried ginger had nearly the same flavor as fresh (but fresh is always more intense). I found I wasn’t using the frozen ginger as much, thus I moved to dried.Never thought to freeze garlic.
I freeze ginger.
I also keep a jar of granulated garlic on hand at all times.
I found this recommended item at Trader Joe's, I like it a lot. When you pop it into the pan you get a rush of fresh garlic smell! Thank you.
Sorry, I have returned to the “Use Fresh” school, the jarred stuff is just “off” enough for me to prefer mincing fresh. Dried is great for some things but, I use 4-6 heads of garlic a week, I just do it. If I get to a point where I find chopping garlic is too much work, I’ll just start going to friggin’ Olive Garden! Then, come home and feel awful for hours.
Probably sound advice but, I’ve got “good” knives and learned good technique so, a press would just seem to take up valuable (TINY) kitchen space. I like the frozen clove method, I need to explore that.
does it all and makes fast work of getting garlic into the recipe.
yes, fresh is best. but i do like my frozen bag of fresh garlic. same great flavor and no waste from "old" bulbs.
How do you freeze the fresh garlic?I buy and freeze the Costco large fresh garlic bag. I always keep a 1 cup Rubbermaid container of this garlic in the fridge so I always have fresh garlic on hand. And when I finish that cup, I defrost more in the container in the fridge. Been doing this for many years and it works just fine.
The Costco Christopher ranch I believe, comes peeled whole cloves. I take out some and container them in the fridge and literally zip close the bag it came in and freeze it. Nothing special. Just the same bag it came in. Simple and easy.How do you freeze the fresh garlic?
I guess I'm asking. In what container?
Do you leave the garlic as is? Or peel it before freezing?