Dried garlic

Ingredients for Making Dried Garlic

  1. Fresh garlic 2-2.5 kilograms
  • Main Ingredients
  • Serving 1 serving


Cutting board, Knife, Kitchen polyethylene gloves, Baking tray, Oven, Liter jar, Can lid, Deep bowl, Baking foil, Coffee grinder or blender or mortar

Cooking Dried Garlic:

Step 1: prepare the garlic.

The most crucial moment is to chop the garlic so that it can then be conveniently stored and so that juice does not leak from it! You can use different devices. It can be a blender that will chop the garlic into smaller pieces or you can use a coarse grater. But it will be real stress for our main ingredient. Therefore, we stock up on strength and patience and chop the garlic with a knife. We take 2-2.5 kilograms of fresh garlic to subsequently get only 0.5 kilograms of dried garlic slices. But it's worth it! Indeed, such a product includes much more useful substances than in ready-made spice mixtures or in bags with garlic powder. So, for starters, we separate the cloves of garlic from the head. Using a knife, peel the garlic from the husk. And so that it is better separated from the ingredient, each tooth is slightly pressed with the handle of a knife on a cutting board. Spread the peeled garlic in a deep bowl. Now the important point! Be sure to wear kitchen plastic gloves on your hands. In the process of working with the plant, it will secrete juice, which in large quantities will begin to corrode unprotected areas of the skin and irritate the nasal membrane. Therefore, it is better to prepare garlic in a well-ventilated area and turn on ventilation. Using a knife on a cutting board, cut garlic into slices across the cloves. We transfer the crushed component back to the bowl and take the next clove. And so on until there is not a single clove left.

Step 2: dry the garlic.

There are several ways to dry garlic. Who has a special dryer in the kitchen or you decide to make garlic in the midst of summer and just going to the cottage, then boldly dry the ingredient using such an appliance or in the country under a hot sun! I suggest using the old proven grandmother's way! When the garlic is already chopped, put each piece on a baking sheet covered with food foil. Turn on the oven at 50-55 ° C and dry the plant within 30-40 minutes. We monitor the temperature so that the garlic does not burn. The finished dried ingredient will crunch! After the allotted time has passed, turn off the oven and remove the pan so that the garlic slices cool. And after that - hand shift the garlic into a jar and close tightly with a lid. The lid must close the jar tightlysince garlic can be stored for a year. And if the smell disappears from the jar or moisture gets in, the taste and useful properties of garlic will be lost, and our work will be in vain.

Step 3: serve the garlic.

Garlic is added to various meat dishes, sauces, salads and soups. No wonder the Caucasus is famous for its meat masterpieces, and India is called the country of spices. Therefore, when preparing a dish in which it is appropriate to put garlic in the aroma and piquancy of taste, it is unforgettable that we have a jar with this wonderful plant. To make dried garlic powder, we take a few pinches of garlic shavings and put it in the most ordinary coffee grinder. And if there is no such equipment at hand, then a blender or a regular hand mortar will also work. Good appetite!

Recipe Tips:

- - In order to make garlic more flavorful, it is better to take sharp varieties of garlic.

- - If you still decide to use the dryer in the country with the help of a real summer sun, then the cooking process will be changed. Cut the cloves into two halves and put them on a baking sheet covered with parchment, or foil, or ordinary cloth, so that the garlic core looks up at the sun. Thus, the juice will not leak out and will not be absorbed, for example, into the tissue. Drying time of garlic in the country will take from three to five days in good sunny weather. And at the same time, it is necessary to check the garlic for the degree of readiness. If it crunches, it means that it has dried enough already.

- - Ripe garlic must be used to dry the plant. Therefore, after peeling, it is necessary to look at each clove and, if necessary, cut off spoiled places.

- - In the process of preparing garlic in any way, the ingredient must be mixed from time to time with a wooden spatula so that it can be dried from all sides.