How To Make Black Garlic in a professional kitchen

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  1. zossolifer

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    Hey all, so I recently acquired an abundance of garlic from our company garden and I want to make enough black garlic to sustain a menu item for the rest of the summer/early fall.
    I’ve never done this before, just read enough to get the general idea.
    Has anyone ever done this in a work setting and not just at home for fun? If so could I pick anyone’s brain on how to do this realistically in a professional kitchen? Thanks!
     
  2. brian1brian

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    Depending on your local health department, I think this may or may not require special certification and tedious record-keeping. I know, here in NYS, low-temp processing and open ferments are (pretty much) prohibitively complicated processes.
     
  3. Pat Pat

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    It's easily doable if you have a spare hot box lying around.

    Just pop the garlic in, set it & forget it.
     
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  4. foodpump

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    Get a cheap rice cooker, put a wad of paper towels on the bottom, add garlic, walk away for 2-3 weeks.

    CAVEAT: The health inspectors in my area hate this and will make you destroy it immediately if they see it. D.a.m.h.i.k.t.....
     
  5. zossolifer

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    I didn’t even think about the health department i’ll have to look into that thanks!
     
  6. zossolifer

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    I’ll give it a shot thanks!
     
  7. zossolifer

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    I have a cook who’s great at forgetting things i’ll Put it on him
     
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