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Can you freeze garlic cloves?


can you freeze garlic


Can you freeze garlic cloves?  You can! My neighbor grows the most amazing garlic and she brought me some this summer. She mentioned to me that I could freeze it and then use it as I needed. I was so excited!

All you do is simply peel and section the garlic into cloves then place into a freezer safe container. You can also chop or crush your garlic prior to freezing too!  Be sure to date and label and then freeze. It will be good for a full year.  To thaw simply run under hot water or thaw on your counter and then enjoy!

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  1. B Massier says

    You can crush them and freeze them too I recycled a container I got from the grocery store that has frozen garlic in it Makes cubes about the size of 1 garlic clove

  2. Phil says

    I wouldn’t bother to peel each glove, it will come-off easily once it is thawed out.
    Besides, you can feel through the skin and tell if is going bad, just toss the bad cloves in the trash.
    At almost $5 a pound here in Ohio, I buy and freeze when it goes on sale, IF it ever does?

  3. gloria says

    thanks for the information. I bought a good size bag of pealed cloves at Sams Club for alittle over 5 dollars and now need to store a good part of it for long term. I don’t know if I caught them on sale but I do remember thinking it was a really good buy

  4. Gin says

    Bless you! I harvested my garlic last month and dried them like I always do, but some of the heads are beginning to rot from the inside out. There are still many cloves around the outside that are still solid, so I’ll pop them off and freeze them. Thanks for the advice.

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