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    Default Can you freeze garlic?

    My over-wintered crop is now ready to harvest...


    Wondering about alternative to drying it

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    I assume so Mike as you can buy it in Iceland
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    I have frozen it blitzed before but it advised only for a few weeks, I don't know why. You can pickle it. However you need to be careful if you preserve it in oil (someone might remember the name for the issue with oil)

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    on the basis of a highly cursory google, I think it's botulism

    https://garlicmatters.com/how-to-saf...garlic-in-oil/

    Please, take extreme care when storing garlic in oil. Make sure to label clearly any jars or containers with a preparation and “use by” date to avoid any confusion and stick to these guidelines:
    Raw garlic cloves can be safely stored in oil for up to 4 days when refrigerated.
    Cooked garlic cloves can be safely stored in oil for up to 2 weeks when refrigerated.
    Raw or cooked garlic cloves can be safely stored in oil for up to 4 months when frozen.
    Never store garlic in oil (raw or cooked) at room temperature.
    A mixture of garlic in oil stored at room temperature provides perfect conditions for the growth of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum, which produces a potentially deadly toxin.
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    I am still using last years dried garlic, still a couple of heads in a bowl in the kitchen window and I picked the first head of this year's last week (just to see what it's like). I'd be loathe to give up any freezer space to something that dries so well.

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    I chop mine up and freeze them.

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    I think the lazy garlic in vinegar is brilliant. I've also blitzed and frozen in butter and that works a treat too.
    Though I love this recipe from the garlic farm.
    https://www.thegarlicfarm.co.uk/cook...-cloves-recipe
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