Posted on | March 9, 2012
Thought I would share a quick trick I learned from my grandmother yesterday. It’s amazing what a wealth of information our elders are and what we can learn when we take the time to listen. I was going to make my Aunt Kay’s garlic potato recipe [see below] and asked my grandma where she kept her garlic. She replied by opening the freezer.
Much to my surprise she handed me a pill bottle [which I admit I had wondered what type of medicine needed freezing] and said the garlic was inside. Upon opening the bottle I discovered the individual cloves had been separated and put inside for fresh keeping. They were not frozen solid but somehow soft and ready to use. Some of you may have heard of this technique but since I hadn’t, I thought I would share. What a great way to keep garlic fresh.
I will put this down as my W.I.L.T. for the day “What I Learned Today.” What did you learn today?
Aunt Kay’s Garlic Potatoes
4 Potatoes [peeled and cubed]
4 Cloves of Garlic [peeled and minced]
2 Tablespoons Oil [I prefer olive oil but in a pinch use vegetable oil]
1 Tablespoon black pepper [I prefer freshly ground but any pepper is fine]
Mix all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl
Cover and cook for 15 minutes
Salt as desired
This can easily be adjusted up or down based on the number of people you are feeding. Not an exact science so don’t worry if you put a little more or less, it will still taste yummy.