freezing fresh garlic cloves???

United States
December 21, 2007 8:42pm CST
I was wondering if anyone new wether or not it was ok to freeze fresh garlic cloves? my husbnd loves his garlic so we purchase garlic cloves by the tub in a cointainer with prepeeled garlic cloves... even though he loives his garlic we never get around to finishing them off before they turn brown and stink up the fridge.. i was wondering if anyone new if it were ok to freeze them? Like oyu would fresh veggies? thanks in advance.
1 response
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
22 Dec 07
Yes, you can freeze fresh garlic cloves. Most sites recommend putting them in oil before freezing them to avoid a change in taste and texture though.
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• United States
22 Dec 07
thank you very much for your response. Do you happen to know what kind of oil we would put them in before we freeze them?
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
22 Dec 07
Any oil would work, but I would suggest olive oil. Also, do not let garlic packed in oil sit out at room temperature. It can grow bacteria fairly quickly. Always keep it frozen or refrigerated.