This is an awesome recipe that allows me to keep minced garlic on hand without the chemicals they add to the ones at the store. I don't have any ice cube trays, so I split the minced garlic into 2 small tupperware containers. One is in the freezer for when I finish the one in the fridge. I use garlic alot so this is a lifesaver! Thanks for another great recipe *** Edited to note- from what I have read, do not store garlic in oil at room temperature. Kittencal's recipe is great as written, but for anyone who had the idea to store in the fridge like I did, I want to warn you of the dangers. Botulism can occur when garlic and oil are combined and kept at room temperature (also warnings are given about storing in the fridge). So, please freeze immediately and please research for yourselves! ***
I put enough in the bottom of several freezer bags to make them semi fat cigars when rolled. I am able to break off a chunk as I need it. Great idea!
Kittencal, I love you. Please marry me?
;) Seriously, though, your recipes are always the BEST. Anytime I search for a new recipe I look to see if there's one from you first.
This recipe was a life saver! I had bought 6 heads of garlic because it was marked down and then when I got it home I didn't know how to store it til I could use it all up! Thanks so much!!
How have I not thought to do this before - I'll never know! This is the best idea, it's SO handy! FH laughed at me when I first suggested it, I bought 8 heads of garlic, and started mincing. Took a long time, but it was well worth the effort! I have a mini ice cube try, makes a perfect tablespoon. FH uses them all the time - he thinks it's so handy! He used to skip on the garlic sometimes because he didn't like mincing it himself. I'm already half through my first bag of garlic, when I pick up groceries this week, I'll probably do another batch up. Thank you, again! You're definitely are a Kitchen Guru! :)
Love all of your great recipes and ideas Kittencal :) I Gave this a try and it worked very well, it's a great idea especially for those who do alot of cooking. you do need to have an ice tray just for this, I think the mini ones would work really nice, if you can find one which of course i couldn't :) I Like the 'rolls' idea mentioned too.
So easy and economical to boot. So why have I been buying the minced garlic in those expensive little bottles?????? Well....sometimes my brain just isn't working up to speed. :) Thanks Kitten. I can always trust you to give me a good recipe. I used Riffraff's suggestion and froze 'cigars'. Clever idea!
Such a good idea! Why hadn't I thought of this before? I thought I was saving time by always having pealed garlic in the fridge. But to have it already chopped is wonderful. The only bad part is my dh said it made the whole house smell - smell yummy I say! Thank you very much for sharing this helpful tip.
I have learned something new! I usually freeze chopped onion, all colors of peppers and now garlic. I tried something different this time, I minced the fresh garlic and chopped onion, added oil, then filled little cubes and froze. I will use in ground meats and soups and stews I think. Thanks. Every day is an education!
Wonderful idea. It'll be a real time saver to always have chopped garlic on hand.