There are so many things to do with garlic! Being married to an Italian, we use it in a lot of recipes. From garlic bread to pork chop recipes, it just adds something amazing!
We used to buy the pre-minced jarred stuff and it was nice to have it around. At up to $3 a jar though, it can get expensive to use. So I started buying the heads of garlic and mincing my own to meet my needs. I actually have blogged previously about jarring garlic cloves. Check that action out here https://superstevied.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/jaring-your-garlic/
It may just be the happy American laziness kicking in, but we were getting sick of mincing all the time. My husband googled it and found this method of jarring minced garlic.
You start by peeling all of your garlic cloves. This can take a little bit, but stick with me, it’s a time saver in the end!
After all of your cloves are cleaned of all the peelings, throw them into a food processor. We bought the Magic Bullet for this step because our blender isn’t super good with the fine work like this. Mince all of your garlic cloves into mush.
Once that’s done, put the mush into your jar. We used old pickle jars for ours.
After it’s in there, add 2 Tbsp of olive oil to it, then a fill to 1″ of the rim with hot water. It seems crazy, but the water will help it to expand and that’ll make it easier to dip out later.
I thought I had a picture of it, but I can’t find it now. Our garlic took on a green tint. This resulted in another Google search to see if this was normal. Results stated that this was ok.
After a few weeks in the pantry, it turned back to a more normal color.
Looking at this strictly from a cost perspective, this is genius! The bag of garlic that we bought was $2.86 at Wal-Mart and we made 1 small jar and 2 jars like above. Normally the minced garlic you buy is $3 for a jar around 4 oz.
Mince on happy people!