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Sunday, February 24, 2013

How to Make Roasted Garlic Cubes

Freeze a batch of home made roasted garlic cubes, and they are ready to use whenever you need them.
Source: Improvised

Taste: 5 (out of 5) - for those who love roasted garlic
Difficulty: 3 (out of 5) - mainly time consuming

1 lb whole garlic heads (or as many as you want)

1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil, and place the garlic heads on the foil. The aluminum foil should be large enough to wrap around the garlic.
2. Cut the tops of the garlic heads (about 1/4 of the head), but keep the cut piece. Drizzle olive oil over the lower part of each head and cover with the upper part.
3. Wrap the aluminum foil so that it completely covers the garlic heads and seal the edges. Bake for 1 hour, then turn off the heat and keep in the over for one more hour.
4. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and discard the aluminum foil. When the garlic is at room temperature squeeze the flesh out of the cloves and mash it with a blender, a food processor, or a fork.
5. Line a flat tray (I used a plastic lid of a Pyrex pan) with parchment and spread the mashed garlic. Freeze until firm.
6. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes, separate the cubes and freeze in plastic bags. Use as needed :-)

This is a really convenient way to store roasted garlic. Whenever you need some, you have just the right amount ready in the freezer. And it's very cheap, too: you can usually buy a 1 lb bag of garlic for $2-$3, and the cubes will last for a very long time.


denise @ singapore shiok said...

Oh, that is just sheer brilliance!!! I need to take a little time off from my daily kitchen grind to do this!

Christal said...

Wow! What a fantastic idea! I use garlic like it's going out of style and the roasted idea is great!! I'm totally doing this! Thanks :)

mjskit said...

What a great idea!!! I actually had some roasted garlic go to waste the other day. The jar got hidden in the back of the fridge and when I found it, it was ruined. Bummer! That was a first. I really need to remember this. I'll never have to throw out roasted garlic again! Thanks!

cakewhiz said...

you are a genius! that's the smartest thing ever...can't wait to try it out :D

Shelby said...

1this is an awesome idea and one I am going to remember!

Nisa Homey said...

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KitchenNostalgia said...

What a good idea! I never dared to freeze raw garlic and freezing roasted garlic didn't even occur to me. That is just brilliant! Thank you for sharing. :-)

Unknown said...

Love it, great idea!

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