Posted by Eric on July 26, 2000 at 19:16:51:
In Reply to: Re: Prepping up fresh garlic posted by Helen Rusak on February 04, 1999 at 03:30:36:
: : This has been a real time saver for me. you get a jar of already peeled garlic cloves, or peel a quantity of fresh garlic, and blend in a food processor. then freeze 1/2 cup in quart Ziplock freezer bags. Keep in the Freezer. It retains that fresh garlic flavor.
: : Better yet roast half of the garlic so you have roasted garlic paste on hand to flavor such things as mashed potatoes. Freeze just like the fresh. For more info to
: The unfortunate thing about this methos is that msuch of the nutritional value is lost. A high percentage of garlic's medicinal qualities are lost in storage and it is best to cook immediately follwing crushing or chopping. The essential oils remain fresh.
>I like to chop it in a food processor and store it in oil, in the refrigerator - this extends its life and preserves its flavor, and I can use it a spoonful at a time, straight into the saute pan..
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