Love cooking with fresh garlic? We’ve got a tip that will eliminate the messy garlic press from your dinner prep.
While we love the convenience of frozen crushed garlic cubes, they don’t really measure up to freshly minced garlic prepared at home. And many of us are already buying the peeled garlic cloves at local grocery stores (or in bulk at Costco). But who likes cleaning out the garlic press every time they cook??
Did you know that you can mince a lot of garlic at once and store it in the fridge for up to a week?
And while you may not need this on a regular basis, before a Yom Tov cooking marathon, the efficiency can make a real difference.
And it’s really easy!
Simply pulse all the peeled garlic cloves in a food processor fitted with the S-blade
until you reach the texture you enjoy.
Transfer the chopped garlic to a glass jar and mix in some salt. Then top the jar with olive oil,
so that there is a thin layer on top of the garlic. This oil layer will help avoid spoiling. Cover tightly and store in the fridge for up to a week. That’s all there is to it!
Know that a Costco size bag yields a LOT of crushed garlic. Share some with a neighbor if you don’t use that much garlic in a week. (Note: We confirmed with a posek that as long as the garlic is combined with salt and oil, it is acceptable to store it overnight.)
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Wow what a smart idea! thank you!
Just curios, why don’t people leave garlic out overnight?
does this include the bags of garlic from costco?
This doesn’t include cloves like the Costco one since the root is still intact in those packages.
It’s a minhag,
Like not to overnight open onions etc.
Leaving garlic or onion open overnight attracts the tumah as well as scientifically takes in all the surrounding diseases
Ive been doing this for years… ready to take it to a new level?!?!
Add some oil while processing it- blends nicer that way also, then, divide the crushed garlic in sandwich size ziplock bags, lay flat and stack a few filled bags on each other. Then, FREEZE them. Every time you need some crushed garlic, crack off a little bit and put rest in the freezer… It has lasted me for many many months at a time. ITS A GAME CHANGER!!! So excited the secret is out! Was so happy to see this idea spread to the world:)
I do this too!! I freeze them in 2 oz containers
Sarah h says
I keep the Costco bag of garlic in the freezer and it takes a second to defrost before chopping or crushing… I usually don’t even wait and crush it frozen… that bag can really last me in the freezer
How much is a clove of garlic? a spoonful?
approximately 1 teaspoon of chopped garlic or 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic