Storing Garlic

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Eriu

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Feb 10, 2008
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Northern KY
Hopefully, this is the right place to ask and it's not already been asked a zillion times..but...

Where is the best place to store garlic? I used to keep it in the fridge, then read where it's better to keep it just in a drawer. I buy it in bulk (coz I use a lot) and would like for it to keep a while.

What do you all do? Thanks in advance.
 

BubbaGourmet

Senior Cook
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Dec 1, 2003
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Southeast NC
Eriu;
I buy the stuff by the boxcar load and just keep it in a small colander (you need airflow and the holes provide the right amount) on the dark side of my cabinet. I am able to keep it quite a while.
 

Bigjim68

Head Chef
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Jan 27, 2008
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Richmond, Va
I store mine in a small basket with a paper towel inserted, on the kitchen counter. Lasts long enough for me to use up the three pound bag that Costco sells. I think that you need air, a dry spot that is fairly cool and out of direct sunlight. I have also hung it in my pantry in the mesh bag it comes in with good results, although it is messy and not as convenient.
 

miniman

Executive Chef
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Aug 24, 2006
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Basingstoke, England
I usually store the big batch hanging in a string bag in the garage. Inside I have a few heads in the veg drawers.

I used to have a garlic keeper - a pot with a lid and holes in the side - kept the garlic very well.
 

kitchenelf

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Feb 21, 2002
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North Carolina
I ditto what everyone else says i.e., cool, dry, and with airflow....or cool as possible anyway. I keep mine in a terracotta garlic keeper in a dark corner on my counter.
 

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