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    Jar of peeled garlic

    OK, it's not a jar, it's a plastic container, but I digress....

    I've been eating lots of garlic lately and peeling it gets a little tiresome. OK, I'm lazy, but I once again digress...

    I bought a jar of peeled garlic cloves tonight, the latest date I could get was 7/25. There is no way I can eat them by then and, although I realize I had a few days "grace" before mold (or whatever) kicks in, does anyone have any ideas on preserving them past their prime? I thought I read somewhere to store them covered with olive oil; am I on the right track?

    Thanks in advance!

    Kate

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    Oh, I don't know about that: there are a lot botulism issues associated with "preserving" food in olive oil. Not to say that I might not do it, but I don't think it would be recommended.
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    We're heavy garlic eaters here too (or I should say, I have a heavy hand with fresh garlic). Like you, the garlic prep became tedious EVERY single night and I tired of the sticky garlicky skins and papers all over my countertop - some of it landing on the floor most days.

    I now employ DD#4 to process 2 large heads of garlic in my mini-processor once a week (with a sprinkle of sea salt) -- the top gets a light coating of evoo before storage in the fridge (in a "Lock-tite" container). This lasts me one week and has worked nicely in my kitchen.
    I have been working on a solution for years....mincing 2 heads once a week is the best I've found. I just dont' know how fresh the jarred garlic is.

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    Thank you for the Tips AZJane!
    Chari

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    Thanks everyone! I ended up giving some to my mom and sister last night so I think I can use up the rest before it spoils. The recipe I made last night for garlic risotto called for it to be sliced thinly and sauteed (I'll post the recipe in another thread) so, although minced might have worked, I love garlic chips!

    Thanks again,

    Kate

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