Thursday, May 5, 2011

Quick Hint: Minced Garlic

Because I have a camera full of photos that I have yet to upload, let alone edit (stay tuned for the Easter cake I made last weekend)...instead of a fabulous recipe or picture of my kitchen creations I have a tip for you that I use to help me out in my cooking adventures. 

I might have more "Quick Hints" for you from time to time...usually when it's been awhile since I've written and think it might be awhile before I get to again :-)

So....minced garlic.  Ugh...I hate mincing garlic.  Peeling, smashing, cutting...what a time waster.  Although I love garlic in just about everything but chocolate cake...I never used it very often because it was such an incredible hassle.  Then I figured out a trick that changed my life forever.  Too dramatic?  Ok, I figured out a trick that changed my savory recipes forever.

About twice a year I buy a giant tub of peeled garlic cloves from our local discount bulk store (Sam's Club is the only option where I live).

I dump the garlic cloves, along with a couple tablespoons of olive oil, into the food processor attachment to my blender and grind away. 

Then, I fill up one jelly jar to store in the fridge and as many others (or plastic containers) and load up the freezer. 

Now, whenever a recipe calls for garlic (or whenever I feel like adding it) I just get the jar from the fridge and dish out a scoop. 

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I'm in the same boat - love garlic, hate to chop it (and never chop it well enough because I get lazy, so I end up with bigger than desired chunks). Thanks for the tip!