garlic honey

the house now has a lot of honey, and a lot of garlic.  wouldn’t seem like they would be connected, but my coworker some years ago told me about pickling garlic in honey.  seemed like a weird idea, but i’m game to try new ideas, and after i tried it, i have to say i was hooked.  and it’s so easy.

garlic packed in a jar

pack some peeled garlic into a jar.

honey over the garlic

then cover it with honey.  put it in the fridge for a few weeks, and it’s done.  really that’s all there is to it.  two things happen – the honey gets thinner as water is pulled out of the garlic and develops a lovely garlic favor and heat – and the garlic gets softer and sweeter.  you can do all kinds of things with this but a few of my favorites – using the honey in a salad dressing adds sweetness and garlic flavor, or it’s great drizzled over a little bit of brie and then stuffed under the broiler and served with slices of crisp apples or asian pears.  the garlic cloves themselves are great added to root veggies and roasted in the oven, or added to sun-dried tomato dip.  yum!

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8 responses to “garlic honey

  1. Hi. I love garlic going to try this recipe.

  2. Wonderful! I can’t wait to try it!

  3. This sounds delicious–I love roasted vegetables, but roasted vegetables with honey-flavored garlic sounds about 3 times as amazing!

  4. Pingback: garlic fest | little house on the urban prairie

  5. did you jar form air bubbles? mine did and when i opened it, it kinda exploded on me is that normal fermentation?

  6. lucky the jar didn’t explode. we always just pickle it in the fridge, brined lacto-ferments go in the pantry.

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