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freezing roasted garlic?

post #1 of 8
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i know i can, but how much will it suffer?...we're talking 6 months....thanks

joey

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post #2 of 8

It does pretty well in my experience if well wrapped and protected from freezer burn.

Palace of the Brine -- "I hear the droning in the shrine of the sea monkeys." Saltair
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post #3 of 8
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covered in oil, no, si?

joey

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post #4 of 8

Durangojoey,

 

How much are we talking about?  Unless it's something very special, it's probably not worth the freezer space or the energy.

 

BDL


Edited by boar_d_laze - 10/7/10 at 8:50pm
post #5 of 8

No oil. I actually froze it for making a quick garlic oil on demand as a home cook. Garlic oil is not something to make at home and store as it's not really safe unless used fairly quickly. Which is not a feature of most home cooking. But I could take a couple of cloves and thaw in a few seconds in the microwave and make a pleasant mellow garlic oil from them very quickly.

 

This was something I picked up from Helen Witty in her The Good Stuff Cookbook which I think quite highly of.

 

Granted, here in the pro forum, you have different scales of operation.

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post #6 of 8
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if it wasn't alot, i would not be concerned about it at all...., as it stands alone ,its  a 3LB container... seems justifiable to think about it one more time before the tossout ...freeze it whole or process.?.just  someone send me the word, so as i don't feel so guilty...food shelters here will not accept anything that has been opened...sadly, their and my loss...thanks

joey

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post #7 of 8

I  have frozen both raw cloves and roasted cloves vac-packed and had no problems other that when thawed the raw cloves thru out a bit of water and were softer Never froze either chopped or pureed..

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post #8 of 8
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thanks ed, 

i feel alot less guilty, as only us catholics can, about not throwing it out. i was gonna just freeze it anyway, just to see what happened, but hadn't thought of vacu sealing it...thanks again

joey

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