Dealing with a surplus of garlic: 3 tasty ideas

Garlic bunch


Last fall, I planted 40 cloves of garlic in my herb garden. I spent the spring binge eating garlic scapes and a few days ago, I harvested 35 bulbs of garlic. (Some of the plants didn’t survive the winter.)

If you are wondering what I’m going to do with so much garlic, you aren’t alone. I’ve been wondering the same thing since last fall. Of course, I’ll give some bulbs away and put a few in storage for winter use. But I’ll still have quite a lot of garlic left after that.

I’ve been searching for recipes for recipes that call for a lot of garlic and I thought I’d share some of my favorite ideas.

  • 44 clove garlic soup – Using 44 cloves of garlic would certainly use up a large chunk of my stash. And I should be safe from vampires after eating this.
  • Creamy Roasted Garlic Butter – I might have drooled a little at the thought of slathering this on a big hunk of bread.  Bonus: I can make a bunch and freeze it!
  • Garlic Powder – Anytime I can break out my dehydrator, I’m a happy woman.

Do you grow garlic or have you received a large supply of garlic recently? How do you plan to use it? Share your ideas in the comments, I’d love to hear about them!