Today I made pickled garlic from a recipe I cut out from the March 2002 edition of the Martha Stewart magazine. The recipe can be found here. I bought garlic in bulk at Costco a couple of months ago because I go through so much of it, but I still have a ton left and needed to find something to do with it all. So I did what any self-respecting old-fashioned girl would do, I pickled it!
I just sampled some of the garlic, and it was great! I have never had pickles that smell so good. I had to use ground cloves (the spice not the garlic) instead of whole, since that was all that I had, and I think that I might have used a bit too much. But I’m not complaining, the nice clove smell when I open the lid is a jolt to the senses. It is amazing how easy it is to make beneficial mistakes in the kitchen (although, I have made my share of not so beneficial ones as well).
I am going to try them again tomorrow, and if they are as good after the fermentation process is complete, I may try my hand at canning them! That way I will have fresh garlic pickles all winter long.