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Old 12-26-2010, 12:43 PM   #1
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Garlic Bomb!!

I bought a large bag of peeled garlic cloves at my local Costco and thought I would be real smart and vacuum seal most of it for future use. I sealed up three bags of the cloves using my Food Saver and held a small portion in reserve for immediate use.

With the bags of garlic sealed nice and tight, I put them on a bottom shelf of my fridge for a long winter's nap. After about one week of resting, my wife asked me why I was storing balloons of garlic in the fridge. I guess garlic is one of those strange elements that can sustain itself in an oxygen free environment by creating it's own atmosphere.

My question to you more wise and experienced forum members is how do you store and preserve peeled garlic without freezing or adding Beno to the bag? Answer appreciated ASAP before bag explodes.



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Old 12-26-2010, 02:13 PM   #2
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That's hilarious Lew! I buy the ones in the veggie dept. They come in a zip lock bag and there are individual vacuumed sealed pouches with 3 to 4 cloves per pack. They last about two or three weeks. I have never been successful at storing it.
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Old 12-26-2010, 02:15 PM   #3
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Interesting .... Veeeerrrry Interesting I will be anxious to see the answer to this question!

I'll take this opportunity from within your post to say THANK YOU so much for spearheading the Secret Santa 2010. Your efforts are certainly appreciated it seems it was a big success THANK YOU Lew!!!
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Old 12-26-2010, 03:23 PM   #4
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I've bought the jars of them peeled and in a little oil. They seem to last for at least 2 months.
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:39 PM   #5
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Well I've used tons of garlic in the jar and it aint the same as fresh garlic course nothing else is either. Shoulda just hung them wove packages up in the coolest driest airiest spot you could find and prob last a good while as in two or three weeks maybe. Would work best if it wasnt peeled. That dont help matters. Until the garlic or any raw vegetative material I ever heard of has been heated enough to kill it as in forcing it to stop any enzyme action it will be constantly out pouring various gases. Thats why most formulas for freezing call for blanching prior to freezing so as to stop the enzyme action. It continues even though the product is frozen solid. The food is effectively dead at about 140f.

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Old 12-26-2010, 09:58 PM   #6
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Good idea Lew. I'm having my wife check our local Costco to see if they carry it.
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:35 AM   #7
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Ah Garlic, Here's a good use for what you got:

http://foodandstyle.com/2010/04/20/garlic-confit/
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:01 PM   #8
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Good way to keep the vampires a away. Just throw a garlic bomp at em.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:25 AM   #9
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I found the other one:
http://heart.kumu.org/garlcrel.html
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:34 PM   #10
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Quote:
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Ah Garlic, Here's a good use for what you got:

http://foodandstyle.com/2010/04/20/garlic-confit/
Thanks JB. This looks like a good way to go.
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