How to Dehydrate Garlic
Dehydrating garlic at home is a simple way to add to your long-term preservation of food and spices. By removing moisture from fresh garlic cloves, you not only intensify their flavor but also extend their shelf life significantly. This process concentrates the garlic’s taste, making it a versatile ingredient for various dishes. From seasoning blends to soups, sauces, and even homemade snacks, dehydrated garlic offers convenience without compromising on taste. Grinding it up you can have garlic powder. (made similar to this onion powder) Embracing this preservation method unlocks a pantry staple that enhances flavors, streamlines meal prep, and allows for the enjoyment of garlic’s health benefits year-round.
I recently purchased garlic at Costco. Very affordable, but there was way more than I would use in a couple of weeks.
I decided to dehydrate it.
It was a team effort to do this.
First we had to break open the garlic cloves.
A great purchase. Just roll the garlic clove around and it peels it for you!
Then you slice it on this mini mandolin.
Spread it out on the dehydrator tray.
Did you know garlic was sticky?
I lost track of how long it was on there. I put my Excalibur on the vegetable setting. I know it was at least 12 hours though.
Seems like there isn’t much there. I always feel that way with my dehydrated veggies too.