Preserve whole garlic in a vinegar of choice! Homemade vinegar works for this, but be aware: the lower the acidity, the quicker garlic will spoil. Yes, this recipe (I have yet to personally try it) will keep for 4+ months in a cool room (or fridge), no canning involved.
Why do it? It’s a quick go-t0 when hurried to make salad dressing (as I often am) and I’m thinking the apple vinegar flavor would be a pleasant addition! I also love eating a clove or two with a hunk of homemade cheese. And if the garlic is soaked in flavorful apple vinegar? Delicious!
The liquid also serves as a home remedy for colds and sicknesses. A tablespoon of it will cure about anything!
Garlic N’ Vinegar
- peeled whole garlic
- apple cider vinegar
- herbs of choice
Directions: peel fresh garlic to the amount desired. Place in jar or crock. Pour vinegar over and seal with lid. Move to cool room immediately. Fish out a clove whenever needed for salad dressings!
You may also add small, (1-2 inch in diameter) peeled garden onions to the mix as well
Note: should scum or anything (aside from a mother if using raw, active vinegar) appear on the surface of the liquid, toss everything.