Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Peeled Garlic - Who Would Have Thought...?
When I first saw peeled garlic being sold at grocery stores I thought they were about as useful as sauce-dispensing chopsticks; but for some reason I tried them once and now I'm hooked!
The first picture above shows my strategy for keeping them fresh and ready to use for weeks - yes, WEEKS. I line a zipper bag with a paper towel folded up to form a pouch shape. This seems to regulate the humidity in the bag during temperature fluctuations.
A lot more garlic has been used in this house in the last while - baked, chopped, microplaned and whatever. I'm amazed at how eliminating the peeling has freed me up for more creative endeavours (well, nice thought...).