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DIY Black Garlic

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*DISCLAIMER* This recipe will take around 2 weeks - totally worth it though. To make your own batch of this decadent, mysterious ingredient, all you need is a rice cooker and some serious patience. Perfect in pasta, salad dressings, spread on sandwiches, or any of the other awesome black garlic recipes on the app!
DIY Black Garlic Recipe | SideChef
*DISCLAIMER* This recipe will take around 2 weeks - totally worth it though. To make your own batch of this decadent, mysterious ingredient, all you need is a rice cooker and some serious patience. Perfect in pasta, salad dressings, spread on sandwiches, or any of the other awesome black garlic recipes on the app!
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Ingredients

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Servings:
12
Serves 12
6 bulbs
(or what will fit) I used pearl garlic, but feel free to use regular garlic instead
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
52
FAT
0.2 g
PROTEIN
2.2 g
CARBS
11.6 g

Author's Notes

I like to use as many whole bulbs as will fit in the rice cooker in a single layer, but I have a pretty big rice cooker. If you want to stack them to fit more, just make sure to rotate the top and bottom bulbs every few days so they heat evenly. Prepare for your entire house to smell like garlic for weeks (I was actually a big fan of this, go figure). If smelling like garlic all the time isn't your thing, set up your rice cooker outside or use a room in the house where the smell is enclosed.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Peel off the outer layers of the Garlic (6 bulbs) so you're almost to the cloves, then use a damp paper towel to wipe off any dirt.
Step 2
Place the garlic root side down in the rice cooker. Make sure your rice cooker is plugged in and on the "warm" setting, and set a calendar reminder for 2 weeks from now! If you are doing more than one layer of garlic, make sure to rotate the top and bottom bulbs every few days so that they can all heat evenly.
Step 3
Check on them after a week or so and do a taste test, since time will vary based on rice cooker temperature and the amount of garlic you use. If you have a particularly low heat rice cooker, this process can take up to 3 weeks.
Step 4
When tasting, pull off a clove, peel it, and take a nibble; the desired result is black, sweet, tangy and a little chewy (a little softer than a gummy bear), with a richness almost like a balsamic glaze.
Step 5
Enjoy your black garlic! Stored in an airtight container, it will keep for up to 6 months in the fridge. Peel it all at once if you want to take a pretty picture, otherwise just peel the cloves as needed.
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
52
% Daily Value*
Fat
0.2 g
0%
Saturated Fat
0.0 g
0%
Trans Fat
--
--
Cholesterol
--
--
Carbohydrates
11.6 g
4%
Fiber
0.7 g
2%
Sugars
0.4 g
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Protein
2.2 g
4%
Sodium
6.0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
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Calcium
63.4 mg
5%
Iron
0.6 mg
3%
Potassium
140.3 mg
3%
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