How to use two pounds of garlic??? Like many fresh produce items at Costco, in order to use the entire quantity, I need a plan. I will never get through an entire bag of garlic before some of it goes bad. I need to do something with it.
This is how I organize and save it...
- Roast several heads so I can freeze individual cloves or save mixed in butter.
- Mince fresh garlic and freeze with olive oil.
- Keep two heads out to use throughout the week.
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This may seem overly simple, but the recipes that call for roasted garlic are delicious. It is both a money saving tip because buying garlic in bulk at Costco is more economical then buying it one head at a time from another grocery store. But it also saves me time. I can either pop out one or two cubes of saved garlic from the ice cube tray, or I pull a few whole roasted cloves to add to sauces or spreads. Read below to see how I use all of this saved garlic.
- aluminum foil
- muffin pan
- 1-12 heads of garlic
- oilive oil
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Cut the tops off each head of garlic.
- Place each head of garlic into a cup on the muffin tin. If you're only roasting one or two, wrap each head in a small piece of foil individually.
- Drizzle the tops of garlic head with olive oil.
- Cover the muffin tin completely with foil.
- Bake in oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and set somewhere to cool.
- Once the garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze the softened garlic cloves out.
- Mix equal parts of roasted garlic with butter to spread on bread, add to mashed potatoes, roast a chicken, or anywhere else you could use roasted garlic.
Roasted Garlic Whole Cloves
1). Mix two whole cloves with 2-3 tablespoons of mayo and spread on a sandwich roll. Top with chicken breast, provolone, and arugula.
2). Use whole cloves in sauces such as alfredo or marinara for a mild garlic flavor.
3). Spread on flank steak and season with salt and pepper. Grill until medium.
Butter With Roasted Garlic
1). Spread on French bread and season with a little salt. Sprinkle on dried parsley. Bake at 375F for 10-15 minutes for mild and tasty garlic bread.
2). Spread on whole chickens under the skin and on top to roast.
3). Warm up and dip artichokes in it. Also good with other veggies such as broccoli and asparagus. (see picture below)
4). Stir in to mashed potatoes for jazzed up side dish.
Olive Oil with Minced Raw Garlic
1). Use it in any dinner that starts with olive oil and raw garlic. Heat a pan and add one cube of olive oil with the garlic. You can: saute chicken, use to start a Marinara sauce, saute green veggies. Probably more recipes then that. Be creative.