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Black Garlic

August 18, 2018

Black garlic is a rare commodity, and when one manages to find some, it costs a fortune. However, it is very inexpensive to make and not very complicated.

Ingredients

10 heads garlic 10

Instructions

  1. Place whole garlic heads in a rice cooker, cover, set cooker to Reheat mode and leave on for 20 to 25 days. The garlic cloves will undergo a chemical transformation that will turn them completely black and give them a delightful buttery texture.
  2. Store at room temperature, in an airtight container, to allow the flavors to further develop.
Caramelization, lactic fermentation
5 minutes
According to your level of patience
Rice cooker
During the 3-week transformation period, the strong flavor and pungent character of the garlic gives way to flavors of sweet and smoked nuts, which will add unique, rich caramelized notes to a variety of dishes. Once the transformation is complete, the lactic fermentation process springs to life and helps develop the richness of the flavors.

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