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Old 02-13-2013, 12:58 PM   #1
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Opinions on garlic..

Hi everyone,

When it comes to garlic there are a few options... you can go straight for it and have it fresh, you can buy it crushed in small cans, you can roast it then add it to your recipe, you can use garlic powder, etc.

I tend to use garlic in different ways depending on the recipe..

I was wondering what your preferred method is for using garlic, or if it varies, let me know why! Or, if you find there is a better alternative to garlic I would love to know that as well.

Michelle

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Old 02-13-2013, 01:47 PM   #2
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I much prefer fresh garlic, and lots of it.
Don't like the jarred garlic, but have no problem with
dry granulated or powdered.
Interestingly, granulated dry garlic is hard to find where
I live; grocery stores just don't carry it.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:51 PM   #3
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Its either fresh or powder for us. Fresh most often in our dishes and powder for rubs and seasoning blends.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:05 PM   #4
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I prefer using fresh garlic. I seldom roast a whole head of garlic. I have garlic powder and garlic granules. Use if I want a smooth sauce or if I am out of fresh. I do Not use garlic salt nor the stuff in jars or plastic tubes.

I had garlic granules pushed into broccoli tops at a restaurant once, finished with lemon, or else I squeezed the lemon on. Very tasty. Don't know how they did this. Did some cook's helper sit and stab garlic on a plate with all the broccoli cuts before or after cooking. I wasn't as successful doing this at home, nor do I have the patience to find out the best way. Anyway, a simple yet elusive way to use garlic granules.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:48 PM   #5
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Its either fresh or powder for us. Fresh most often in our dishes and powder for rubs and seasoning blends.
+1.

i've found very different levels of quality in powdered or granulated garlic, so i try to buy the best i can (read more expensive. just hope i'm not getting ripped off).
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:57 PM   #6
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LOTS of fresh garlic. I do use granulated garlic powder in my all purpose seasoning blend that I make up which I use in conjunction with the fresh garlic most times. I also use garlic flakes in the herb blend I make up for my grinder.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:21 PM   #7
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I mostly use fresh garlic, crushed and chopped.
I also use a good quality granulated garlic powder. It took me awhile to find one I really liked, and once I did, I stuck to it. (not literally, LOL)!
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:24 PM   #8
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+1.

i've found very different levels of quality in powdered or granulated garlic, so i try to buy the best i can (read more expensive. just hope i'm not getting ripped off).
I agree. There are so many bad ones out there! My preferred brand is Penzey's.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:27 PM   #9
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I mostly use fresh garlic, crushed and chopped.
I also use a good quality granulated garlic powder. It took me awhile to find one I really liked, and once I did, I stuck to it. (not literally, LOL)!
lol, i wonder if rubbing yourself with lemon pepper would help that...


i'll have to try penzey's. thanks.
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lol, i wonder if rubbing yourself with lemon pepper would help that...
Hahahaha!

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i'll have to try penzey's. thanks.
It's really good - closest to fresh that I've found. Let me know what you think if you try it. Their toasted onion powder is also great.
I'm not happy about their overly high prices, but I'll keep buying select items from them, since other brands I've tried have been either subpar or not to my taste.
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