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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by richp692, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. richp692

    richp692 Smoke Blower

    Hi everyone, I have been reading this forum for a while and have used some of the tips and recipes from here. As a matter of fact I will be making Dutch's pork loin with Mahogany sauce. I plan on smoking a few heads of garlic at the same time. My question is; Can you freeze the garlic?
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    hey...Welcome to SMF! I assume you have already done the 5 day ecourse, and stuff, as you've been poking about a while.

    I don't see why ya couldn't freeze the garlic. Never tried, make mine fresh, but like freezing anything, get as much air out of the packaging as ya can. I LOVE my foodsaver. Only way to go for long term food preservation/freezing. Then just warm it back up when ya need it.

    Anyone else done this?
     
  3. tailgatingpirate

    tailgatingpirate Fire Starter

    Welcome to the SMF, how are you cooking your garlic?

    I have only had one food saver, and it was quickly thrown away with how poorly it performed. I guess it was just a bad apple if you love yours so much
     
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have heard the older and lower line ones were not that good. I bought the $220 "pro" model. Has done very well so far.
     
  5. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We're on our 3rd Food Saver. All have worked well. We just updated and passed the older units to the kids.
    PS: Welcome to the SMF.
     
  6. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome to smf.glad ya finally chimed in.
     
  7. richp692

    richp692 Smoke Blower

    I have a foodsaver and plan on using it for the smoked garlic. I have been stocking my freezer with smoked goodies for the winter, before it gets too cold for my GOSM. I have 2 briskets, 4 racks of spares 3 turkey breasts and 5# of pulled pork, all broken down in about 2 pound portions. Every thing is vacupacked. I just wasn't sure about the garlic.
     
  8. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF. [​IMG]
     
  9. tailgatingpirate

    tailgatingpirate Fire Starter

    just smoking the garlic whole?
     
  10. richp692

    richp692 Smoke Blower

    Yes I will be smoking them whole. I cut the top off drizzle a little EVO on top and smoke for 3 hours. Makes great mashed taters.
     
  11. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Heck, I just put a bit of butter and a clove on a slice of bread, schmear it round A dusting of parmesan and toast for some great garlic bread! Maybe a touch of rosemary/thyme too...
     
  12. richp692

    richp692 Smoke Blower

    That sounds real good,,,, Now I have to buy a bunch more garlic.
     
  13. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I make compound butters and freeze them....I combine my smoked garlic with the butter, a little salt, some chives (any dried herbs I feel like at the time)....roll into a log and wrap and freeze.

    Just have not tried freezing the garlic alone. If you give it a try, let us know how it turns out!

    Richtee, that DOES sound good!:)
     
  14. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's it man! Keeps vampires away too, so "they" say. Whomever "they" are anyway. Ever wondered 'bout that?

    I'm half Dago, and would die without my minimum intake of 2-3 cloves a day hehehe...
     
  15. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Easy too, Cowgirl. That's ALWAYS a good thing in our waaaay too busy lives sometimes.
     
  16. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I hear ya Richtee![​IMG]
     
  17. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey... try reducing cup of a tart white wine to maybe a quarter cup and add that to your compound butters... it's really nice!
     
  18. richp692

    richp692 Smoke Blower

    Oh great; now I have to buy even more garlic. HEE HEE
     
  19. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL! Keep us posted and take lots of pictures!

    Richtee.....that sounds really gooooood! Thanks for the tip![​IMG]
     
  20. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    <WARNING!! Shameless bid for rep points follows..>

    You are welcome ;{)
     

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