posted on Jan, 20 2006 @ 08:56 AM
This is a simple way to make fresh garlic salt at home, and it keeps for a long time.
8 - 10 Garlic bulbs
2 - 3 Cups table salt
The garlic should be very firm and not have any green shoots starting.
Break the bulbs into cloves and cut away the bottoms.
Crush cloves slightly and remove the skins.
Finely chop the garlic and mix with the salt.
But reserve half a cup of salt for later.
I use glass pans to spead the salt and garlic onto. (do not grease)
Either a glass baking pan or the glass piece in the bottom of the microwave.
Turn your oven to the lowest setting about 125 - 150 F.
The garlic and salt sit in the oven to dry for up to 6 hours.
Just remember to stir the mixture every 15 - 30 minutes so that it all dries.
After the mixture is completely dry and light tan in colour, let cool.
Put the dry mixture into the food processor for a few minutes to break up the garlic to almost a powder, but not quite. Add another half cup salt.
Store in a tightly sealed container in a cool dark place to maximize flavour over time.