freezing roasted garlic?

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i know i can, but how much will it suffer?...we're talking 6 months....thanks

joey
 
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It does pretty well in my experience if well wrapped and protected from freezer burn.
 
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Durangojoey,

How much are we talking about?  Unless it's something very special, it's probably not worth the freezer space or the energy.

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No oil. I actually froze it for making a quick garlic oil on demand as a home cook. Garlic oil is not something to make at home and store as it's not really safe unless used fairly quickly. Which is not a feature of most home cooking. But I could take a couple of cloves and thaw in a few seconds in the microwave and make a pleasant mellow garlic oil from them very quickly.

This was something I picked up from Helen Witty in her The Good Stuff Cookbook which I think quite highly of.

Granted, here in the pro forum, you have different scales of operation.
 
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if it wasn't alot, i would not be concerned about it at all...., as it stands alone ,its  a 3LB container... seems justifiable to think about it one more time before the tossout ...freeze it whole or process.?.just  someone send me the word, so as i don't feel so guilty...food shelters here will not accept anything that has been opened...sadly, their and my loss...thanks

joey
 
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I  have frozen both raw cloves and roasted cloves vac-packed and had no problems other that when thawed the raw cloves thru out a bit of water and were softer Never froze either chopped or pureed..
 
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thanks ed, 

i feel alot less guilty, as only us catholics can, about not throwing it out. i was gonna just freeze it anyway, just to see what happened, but hadn't thought of vacu sealing it...thanks again

joey
 

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